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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-51

Clinical implications of real time implantable cardioverter-defibrillator high voltage lead short circuit detection

1 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2 Regional Arrhythmia Specialist, St. Jude Medical, Austin, Texas, USA

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Bruce L Wilkoff
9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2352-4197.208454

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Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead failures are uncommon and predicting impending failure is challenging. We described a clinical case of a successful defibrillation despite initial detection of low high voltage impedance using Dynamic Tx algorithm, by withholding therapy if there is a short circuit and changing its shocking vector to an alternate one.

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