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Unique Technique to Relieve Left Ventricular Assist Device Electromagnetic Interference with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
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  • Chengyue Jin,
  • Joshua Hsu,
  • Daniel Frenkel,
  • Jason Jacobson,
  • Sei Iwai,
  • Aileen M. Ferrick
Chengyue Jin
Westchester Medical Center
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Joshua Hsu
New York Medical College
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Daniel Frenkel
Westchester Medical Center
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Jason Jacobson
Westchester Medical Center
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Sei Iwai
Westchester Medical Center
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Aileen M. Ferrick
Westchester Medical Center
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Abstract

We introduced a simple technique to eliminate electromagnetic interference between a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). A 43-year-old male with heart failure and a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) who had an ICD presented with decompensated heart failure and received an LVAD as a bridge to transplant. Remote monitoring showed persistent atrial fibrillation causing an inappropriate ICD shock leading to a decision to disable shock therapies. However, an in-office interrogation was unsuccessful due to electromagnetic interference. Patient was instructed to extend his arm above his head on the ipsilateral side of the ICD, thus increasing the distance between LVAD and ICD, eliminating the interaction to allow reprogramming of the device.

Peer review status:Published

05 Oct 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
07 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
07 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
07 Oct 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
11 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
11 Oct 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
29 Nov 20201st Revision Received
02 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
02 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
02 Dec 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
02 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
03 Dec 20202nd Revision Received
07 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
07 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
07 Dec 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
07 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
07 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
20 Dec 2020Published in Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 10.1111/jce.14840