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Your Automated Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Is Not a Bulletproof Vest but It Might Save Your Life

  • Author(s): Perahia, Tzlil
  • Kleinman, David S.
  • Habre, Wassim G.
  • et al.

A 43-year-old male was brought to the emergency department as the highest level trauma activation with complaints of chest and arm pain after sustaining gunshot wounds (GSW). Initial workup was notable for superficial GSWs to the left chest and upper extremity with direct impact to the patient’s automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator. The patient underwent replacement of the device without rewiring and was discharged home without complications.

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