ICD induced fatal vf
In searching for the adverse report event for my episode in the FDA Data Base I happened on to a very interesting adverse event posting by a manufacturers rep. He states that the low impedence of the lead "inapproiatly" induced the vf episode that eventuallly ended with the death of the patient. Its a very good explaination and "food for thought" for all of us. Just go to the FDA home site [http://www.fda.gov/search.html] and in the search box type in 687423. This is the report number. Its worth a read to anyone having vf episodes that has an ICD. I've had over 530 vf episodes in the last six months so I'm actively researching it. Anyone with any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Yes these things have saved lives in many cases, nut that doesn't help the ones who have lost loved ones to faulty units. Do your homework and thank God for the folks keeping this site going. Best of luck to all.
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