Defibrillator reset by radiotherapy

Dennis H. Lau, Lauren Wilson, Martin K. Stiles, Bobby John, Shashidhar, Hany Dimitri, Anthony G. Brooks, Glenn D. Young, Prashanthan Sanders

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The number of patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is rapidly increasing due to their expanding indications. Amongst the various types of electromagnetic interferences, little is reported about the effects of radiotherapy. We report a case of electrical reset of a single chamber ICD by scattered irradiation from radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e37-e38
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 30 Oct 2008


  • Electromagnetic interferences
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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