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Dr Mark De Belder
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A 56 year old man with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator was admitted with chest pain and collapse. Erosion of the left ventricle by an epicardial patch was confirmed by thoracotomy, but surgical repair was impossible. This rare com; plication should be considered in patients with a history of cardioverter defibrillators implanted by thoracotomy.
Author(s): Sutton AGC, McComb JM, de Belder MA
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/07/1999
ISSN (print): 1355-6037
Publisher: BMJ Group