Taser-induced rapid ventricular myocardial capture demonstrated by pacemaker intracardiac electrograms.

@article{Cao2007TaserinducedRV,
  title={Taser-induced rapid ventricular myocardial capture demonstrated by pacemaker intracardiac electrograms.},
  author={Michael Yi Cao and Jerold S. Shinbane and Jeffrey M Gillberg and Leslie Anne Saxon and Charles D. Swerdlow},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={876-9}
}
INTRODUCTION A Taser weapon is designed to incapacitate violent individuals by causing temporary neuromuscular paralysis due to current application. We report the first case of a Taser application in a person with a dual-chamber pacemaker demonstrating evidence of Taser-induced myocardial capture. METHODS AND RESULTS Device interrogation was performed in a 53-year-old man with a dual-chamber pacemaker who had received a Taser shot consisting of two barbs delivered simultaneously. Assessment… CONTINUE READING

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