Railroad tracking

Paul A. Friedman, Charles D. Swerdlow

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A 62-year-old woman had previously received an implantable defibrillator due to a history of ventricular tachycardia. She presented following a shock that was not preceded by symptoms. A fracture of the right ventricular 6936 Transvene™ lead was identified as causing noise that led to inappropriate shock. Due to this, the 6936 lead was abandoned, the proximal electrodes capped, and a new Sprint™ 6945 lead placed in the right ventricular apex, taking care to avoid mechanical contact with the abandoned lead. The morning after implantation of the new lead, a pacing threshold test is performed, and diagnosis made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiac Electrophysiology
Subtitle of host publicationClinical Case Review
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783030285333
ISBN (Print)9783030285319
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Pacemaker
  • Railroad tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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