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Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1998 Jun;21(6):1325-6.

Aborted implantable cardioverter defibrillator shock during facial electrosurgery.

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Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA.


A patient with a fourth-generation transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system nearly received an inappropriate defibrillation discharge while undergoing electrofulguration of keratotic facial skin lesions. The incident was confirmed by analyses of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator's time/date stamped event log and stored electrogram record. Therapy was withheld by the noncommitted implantable cardioverter-defibrillator as the pulsed electrocautery was not continued beyond the charging period.

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