Software error resulting in malfunction of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Mark A. Coppess, John Miller, Douglas P. Zipes, William Groh

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Abstract

Loss of ventricular output resulting from an unexpected software error in a dual chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is reported. A 70-year-old man with a dual chamber ICD implanted for a history of cardiac arrest and infra-Hisian block presented with acute onset of dizziness. He was found to have loss of ventricular output due to an internal software problem. The problem was corrected by software reprogramming via the programmer. This malfunction exemplifies the potential ability to correct current-generation ICD software problems noninvasively, thus avoiding the need for replacement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-873
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Volume10
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1999

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Keywords

  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator malfunction
  • Internal software error

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology

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Software error resulting in malfunction of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. / Coppess, Mark A.; Miller, John; Zipes, Douglas P.; Groh, William.

In: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Vol. 10, No. 6, 1999, p. 871-873.

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