Use of video capsule endoscopy in a patient with an implantable cardiac defibrillator

Gemma Pelargonio, Antonio Dello Russo, Manuela Pace, Michela Casella, Giuseppina Lecca, Maria Elena Riccioni, Fulvio Bellocci

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Abstract

Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a useful diagnostic tool in patients with unknown blood loss, particularly when there is a high suspicion of small bowel disease, but because of its use of radio frequency, it is relatively contraindicated in patients with a cardiac device. We report the case of a patient with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) who underwent VCE because of anaemia and previous surgery for colorectal cancer. Device interrogations were performed before and after the procedure. No interference between VCE and ICD was found. VCE is feasible and relatively safe in patients with ICDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1062-1063
Number of pages2
JournalEuropace
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

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Keywords

  • Defibrillator
  • Interferences
  • Video capsule endoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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