A shocking handshake

Paul A. Friedman, Charles D. Swerdlow

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A 64-year-old man with ischemic cardiomyopathy, refractory congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association Class III), and chronic atrial fibrillation undergoes implantation of an InSync Sentry™ 7299 CRT-D defibrillator. The morning after the implantation, he receives a shock while shaking his cardiologist’s hand. Diagnosis and plan of action are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiac Electrophysiology
Subtitle of host publicationClinical Case Review
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783030285333
ISBN (Print)9783030285319
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Defibrillator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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