Simultaneous thalamic deep brain stimulation and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

Alois A. Obwegeser, Ryan J. Uitti, Margaret F. Turk

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Abstract

Thalamic deep brain stimulation is becoming increasingly popular for the control of drug-refractory tremor. Implantable cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators are commonly used therapeutic modalities. Concerns exist about the potential interactions between these 2 devices in the same pattern, but no experience has been reported previously. We describe a patient with essential tremor who had a deep brain stimulator implanted into the left ventral intermediate nucleus of thalamus, who subsequently needed an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Despite concerns about possible interactions between the 2 types of implanted electrical devices (ie, a situation similar to drug-drug interactions), the deep brain stimulator and the implanted pacemaker-defibrillator functioned appropriately, and no interaction occurred in our patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume76
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001

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Deep Brain Stimulation
Defibrillators
Implantable Defibrillators
Ventral Thalamic Nuclei
Essential Tremor
Equipment and Supplies
Drug and Narcotic Control
Brain
Tremor
Drug Interactions
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

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Simultaneous thalamic deep brain stimulation and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. / Obwegeser, Alois A.; Uitti, Ryan J.; Turk, Margaret F.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 76, No. 1, 2001, p. 87-89.

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Obwegeser, AA, Uitti, RJ & Turk, MF 2001, 'Simultaneous thalamic deep brain stimulation and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator', Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol. 76, no. 1, pp. 87-89.
Obwegeser, Alois A. ; Uitti, Ryan J. ; Turk, Margaret F. / Simultaneous thalamic deep brain stimulation and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2001 ; Vol. 76, No. 1. pp. 87-89.
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