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Vol 16, No 3 (2009)
Case Reports
Published online: 2009-03-10
Submitted: 2013-01-14
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Radiofrequency ablation of a hepatic neoplasm in a patient with an abdominal pacemaker

Enrique Asensio, Telma López, Manuel Guerrero, Arturo Orea, Adrián González, Gerardo Montejo, Emma Nájera, Lilia Castillo
Cardiol J 2009;16(3):264-268.

open access

Vol 16, No 3 (2009)
Case Reports
Published online: 2009-03-10
Submitted: 2013-01-14

Abstract

We present the case of a 52 year-old male with a history of C-hepatitis and two liver neoplastic lesions treated by radiofrequency (RF) ablation. The patient wears an abdominally-implanted unipolar VVI pacemaker that did not show any signs of interference during RF pulses. We describe the procedure performed and discuss the present knowledge regarding the possibilities of RF interference with the normal pacemaker functioning in several settings related to abdominal RF treatments.

Abstract

We present the case of a 52 year-old male with a history of C-hepatitis and two liver neoplastic lesions treated by radiofrequency (RF) ablation. The patient wears an abdominally-implanted unipolar VVI pacemaker that did not show any signs of interference during RF pulses. We describe the procedure performed and discuss the present knowledge regarding the possibilities of RF interference with the normal pacemaker functioning in several settings related to abdominal RF treatments.
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Keywords

pacemaker; radiofrequency ablation; interference; liver; abdomen neoplasia

About this article
Title

Radiofrequency ablation of a hepatic neoplasm in a patient with an abdominal pacemaker

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 16, No 3 (2009)

Pages

264-268

Published online

2009-03-10

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2009;16(3):264-268.

Keywords

pacemaker
radiofrequency ablation
interference
liver
abdomen neoplasia

Authors

Enrique Asensio
Telma López
Manuel Guerrero
Arturo Orea
Adrián González
Gerardo Montejo
Emma Nájera
Lilia Castillo

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