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- Paulina R. Skaff, MD,
- Bridget S. Phillips, PA-C,
- John H. Lobban, MD and
- Christopher M. Bianco, DO∗ ()
- West Virginia University, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Morgantown, West Virginia
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Christopher Bianco, PO Box 8003, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, 1 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505.
A 47-year-old woman with an implantable cardiac defibrillator and breast cancer underwent left breast mastectomy with simultaneous reconstruction using a breast tissue expander. She was found to have intermittent disabling of tachyarrhythmia detection and therapy functions of her implantable cardiac defibrillator that were triggered by the breast tissue expander magnetic port. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)
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- Received March 31, 2020.
- Revision received June 15, 2020.
- Accepted July 1, 2020.
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