Left-Sided Humerus Fracture as an Unusual Complication of Defibrillation Threshold Testing Following S-ICD Implantation

Jan Elders, Hisham AlHashimi
2020 JACC Case Reports  
Comminuted subcapital humerus fracture as a complication of subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator insertion is related to an abducted and externally rotated arm position during the defibrillation threshold test at which the current pathway is through the pectoral muscle. It is advisable to adduct the arm before defibrillation threshold testing. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.) (J Am Coll Cardiol Case Rep 2020;-:---)
doi:10.1016/j.jaccas.2019.08.031 fatcat:kylq5mysobd4fllmvf74rlt4si