Clinical Research in Cardiology

, Volume 99, Issue 11, pp 761–763 | Cite as

Inappropriate shock delivery by implantable cardioverter defibrillator due to electrical leak from bathroom tap

  • Ahmet Çamsarı
  • Dilek Çiçek Yılmaz
  • Türkay Özcan
Letter to the Editors


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmet Çamsarı
    • 1
  • Dilek Çiçek Yılmaz
    • 1
  • Türkay Özcan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyMersin University Medical FacultyMersinTurkey

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