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Thu, 25.07.24

CASE COMMUNICATIONS

IMAJ | volume 26

Journal 4, April 2024
pages: 245-246

Electrocautery-induced Inappropriate Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Shock

1 Department of Cardiology, Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel 2 Department of Cardiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Québec, Canada

Summary

Inappropriate implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) shock due to electromagnetic interference (EMI) induced by electrocautery is a well-known theoretical association but is rarely reported [1]. We report a case of EMI induced by electrocautery causing inappropriate ICD shock, underlining that, with the use of monopolar cautery, not only the location of the surgery but also electrodispersive pad (EDP) placement may be important to avoid EMI.

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