Post by @FTeranmd
Image from Jacob et al. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Jun;8(6):915-22
We’ve all had a patient who shows up at the ED with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) that may be malfunctioning. The patient didn’t bring the manufacturer ID card and isn’t sure about the make or model. So there you are, looking at the CXR, trying to identify the type — or at least the manufacturer. Is there anything we can actually look for to reliably identify these devices?