Electromagnetic Device-Device Interaction between a New Generation Implantable Pacemaker and Left Ventricular Assist Device: Recognition and Potential Solutions
Article first published online: 18 AUG 2010
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Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 35, Issue 3, pages e52–e54, March 2012
How to Cite
REDDY, P., BENDITT, D. G. and ADABAG, S. (2012), Electromagnetic Device-Device Interaction between a New Generation Implantable Pacemaker and Left Ventricular Assist Device: Recognition and Potential Solutions. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 35: e52–e54. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02854.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 18 AUG 2010
- Received March 25, 2010; accepted May 29, 2010.
- device-device interaction;
- electromagnetic interference;
- left ventricular assist device;
An electromagnetic interaction between St. Jude Medical Inc. (St. Paul, MN, USA) permanent pacemakers and HeartMate II left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) (Thoratec Inc., Pleasanton, CA, USA) has been reported before, but the problem was thought to be resolved in the St. Jude Medical's most recently released pacemaker platform. We report a case of interference between the HeartMate II LVAD and the most recently released St. Jude Medical pacemaker (model no. PM3210; Anthem) and review new developments to overcome the electromagnetic interference problem in this setting. (PACE 2010; 1–3)