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Premature Insulation Failure In Recalled Riata Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

History: 65 year old male with chest pain.  This is a case of premature insulation failure in an implantable cardioverter defibrillator wire. Below is a gross picture of the failed wire. Many studies have been done on this ICD, which is called the Riata from St. Jude Medical, Inc, and have shown that insulation failure … Continue reading