Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Lead Dislodgement Resulting in Sudden Cardiac Death: A Case Report
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A 39-year-old subject with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy experienced sudden cardiac death 13 days after automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) implant. A hitherto unreported cause of death secondary to AICD lead dislodgement is presented along with a brief review of the literature on this subject. This case highlights the need for intensive monitoring of subjects at high risk of AICD lead dislodgement for early detection and intervention.
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