Various mechanisms and clinical phenotypes in electrical short circuits of high-voltage devices: report of four cases and review of the literature.

@article{Tsurugi2015VariousMA,
  title={Various mechanisms and clinical phenotypes in electrical short circuits of high-voltage devices: report of four cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Takuo Tsurugi and Shogo Matsui and Hiroshi Nakajima and Nobuhiro Nishii and Toshihiro Honda and Yoshiaki Kaneko},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={909-14}
}
AIMS An electrical short circuit is a rare complication in a high-voltage implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). However, the inability of an ICD to deliver appropriate shock therapy can be life-threatening. METHODS AND RESULTS During the last 2 years, four cases of serious complications related to an electrical short circuit have been reported in Japan. A spark due to an electrical short circuit resulted in the failure of an ICD shock to terminate ventricular tachycardia and total… CONTINUE READING