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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2011, Article ID 275659, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/275659
Case Report

Capsule Endoscopy in a Patient with an Implanted CCM System and an Implantable Defibrillator

1st Department of Medicine-Cardiology, University Medical Centre Mannheim, 68167 Mannheim, Germany

Received 2 June 2011; Accepted 27 June 2011

Academic Editors: M.-R. Chen, T. Kasai, R. Steeds, and C. Steinwender

Copyright © 2011 Florian Streitner et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Wireless video capsule endoscopy (CE) is a modern diagnostic tool. Because of its use of digital radiofrequency, it is still relatively contraindicated in patients with implanted cardiac devices. We report the case of a patient with an Optimizer III system delivering cardiac contractility modulating signals (CCM) for heart failure therapy and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) who underwent CE. No interferences between the devices were found.