"Pseudo" Faraday cage: A solution for telemetry link interaction between a left ventricular assist device and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Sony Jacob, Prasad K. Cherian, Waqas S. Ghumman, Mithilesh K. Das

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Abstract

Patients implanted with left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) may have implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) implanted for sudden cardiac death prevention. This opens the possibility of device-device communication interactions and thus interferences. We present a case of such interaction that led to ICD communication failure following the activation of an LVAD. In this paper, we describe a practical solution to circumvent the communication interference and review the communication links of ICDs and possible mechanisms of ICD-LVAD interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

Keywords

  • Electromagnetic interference
  • Faraday cage
  • ICD
  • LVAD
  • MICS band
  • Pulse width modulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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