Mustafa Oylumlu, Muhammed Oylumlu, Faruk Ertaş, Hasankaya Kaya, Mehmet Zihni Bi̇li̇k, Serdar Soydi̇nç

Keywords: Defi brillators, implantable; shock; tremor.


Implantable cardioverter defi brillators are widely used for primary and secondary prevention from sudden death. These devices terminate attacks of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fi brillation by applying direct current shock, if it necessary. Despite these benefi cal effects, inappropriate shocks are important side effects of implantable cardioverter defi brillators. Inappropriate implantable cardioverter defi brillator shocks impair life quality by causing pain and psychological side-effects, and even induce new arrhytmias. In this paper we present a case of inappropriate implantable cardioverter defi brillator shock due to tremor.