Runaway atrioventricular sequential pacemaker after radiation therapy

Richard W. Lee, Shoei K. Huang, Eileen Mechling, Ion Bazgan

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Abstract

Pacemaker malfunction manifested as a runaway circuitry occurred in two patients after they received radiation therapy for treatment of carcinoma. Both pacemakers were programmable atrioventricular sequential units (DVI) with complementary metal oxide semiconductor circuitry. One pacemaker was directly in the radiation field, whereas the other was not directly within the radiation port. Thus, direct irradiation of an implanted pacemaker should be avoided. It is advisable that a pacemaker be shielded even when the pacemaker is not in the direct field of radiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-886
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of medicine
Volume81
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Runaway atrioventricular sequential pacemaker after radiation therapy. / Lee, Richard W.; Huang, Shoei K.; Mechling, Eileen; Bazgan, Ion.

In: The American journal of medicine, Vol. 81, No. 5, 01.01.1986, p. 883-886.

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Lee, Richard W. ; Huang, Shoei K. ; Mechling, Eileen ; Bazgan, Ion. / Runaway atrioventricular sequential pacemaker after radiation therapy. In: The American journal of medicine. 1986 ; Vol. 81, No. 5. pp. 883-886.
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