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A diagnostic pitfall in a patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  1. H Burri,
  2. P Chevalier,
  3. P Touboul
  1. burri-haran{at}

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A patient with dilated cardiomyopathy and aborted sudden death was admitted for repeated shocks from his Guidant Ventak Prizm dual chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Interrogation of stored events over the last six months revealed 46 episodes at a rate of 140/min, interpreted as ventricular tachycardia (VT). These were usually …

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