Reel syndrome in an ICD with DF4 connector

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This is the first case report about a patient implanted with a DF4 lead suffering from reel syndrome. The reel syndrome may occur due to a ratchet mechanism where the device generator creates torque on a lead fixed at the fixation sleeve. Theoretically, this is less likely to occur in DF4 connectors due to their higher stiffness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalHerzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014


  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Defibrillators, Implantable/adverse effects
  • Device Removal
  • Electrodes/adverse effects
  • Equipment Failure
  • Foreign-Body Migration/diagnosis
  • Heart Failure/complications
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Treatment Outcome


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