Haitham Alanazi

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BACKGROUND Use of communication devices in the hospital environment remains controversial. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can affect different medical devices. Potential sources for EMI on ECG machines were systematically tested. HYPOTHESIS Communication devices produce EMI on ECG machines. EMI impairs ECG interpretation. METHODS The communication(More)
INTRODUCTION The Sprint Fidelis 6949 implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD; Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) lead has a high rate of fracture. Identification of predictors of subsequent fracture is useful in decision making about lead replacement and for future lead design. We sought to determine if there are clinical, procedural, or radiological(More)
Salmonella has the ability to adhere to damaged endothelium, predisposing individuals to complications rarely seen with other Gram-negative organisms. Potential complications include endocarditis, infected atheroma or aneurysms, myocarditis and pericarditis. The present report describes two cases of Salmonella enteritidis-associated cardiovascular disease.(More)
Artifacts are common in patients who require ECG monitoring. Artifacts can simulate arrhythmias such as atrial flutter and ventricular tachycardia and lead to inappropriate treatment. Electrode and lead misplacements are another common pitfall and can lead to ECG changes that may be interpreted as ischemic in origin and can mimic serious arrhythmias. A(More)
BACKGROUND The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is effective in the prevention of sudden cardiac death in high-risk patients. Little is known about ICD use in the Arabian Gulf. We designed a study to describe the characteristics and outcomes of patients receiving ICDs in the Arab Gulf region. METHODS Gulf ICD is a prospective, multi-center,(More)
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