Runaway implantable defibrillator--a rare complication of radiation therapy.

  • Jan Nemec
  • Published 2007 in Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE

Abstract

A case of a patient with runaway implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) due to radiation therapy of a lung cancer is reported. This manifested as poorly tolerated wide complex tachycardia due to inappropriate rapid ventricular pacing, The event terminated with polymorphic VT, which inhibited pacing and ceased spontaneously before ICD discharge. The… (More)

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