Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology
Inappropriate shock and battery switching to “End of Life” in a patient with biventricular ICD during magnetic resonance imaging [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2016; 44(1): 79-81 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2015.68624

Inappropriate shock and battery switching to “End of Life” in a patient with biventricular ICD during magnetic resonance imaging

İlyas Atar, Uğur Bal, Çağatay Ertan, Bülent Özin, Haldun Müderrisoğlu
Department of Cardiology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Presence of a cardiac pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a relative contraindication to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Biventricular ICDs are often used in the treatment of advanced heart failure; however, reports on experience with biventricular ICDs are lacking in the literature. In this case report, we describe a pacemaker-dependent patient with a biventricular ICD on whom an MRI of the lumbar spine was performed without having realized the presence of the ICD.

Keywords: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator, inappropriate shock; magnetic resonance imaging.

İlyas Atar, Uğur Bal, Çağatay Ertan, Bülent Özin, Haldun Müderrisoğlu. Inappropriate shock and battery switching to “End of Life” in a patient with biventricular ICD during magnetic resonance imaging. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2016; 44(1): 79-81

Corresponding Author: İlyas Atar, Türkiye
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