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Prepare for Take-Off: Fasten Your Seatbelt and Keep a Magnet in Your Pocket!

  • Nicolas-Charles Roche (a1), Oscar Thabouillot (a1) (a2), Francois Bouvier (a1) and Philippe Paule (a1)
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Fainting on a plane is quite common, and stewards are used to taking care of things. Statistically, there is always a physician on board. This Letter to the Editor details a case report that deals with inappropriate pacemaker inhibition during a flight.

Roche NC , Thabouillot O , Bouvier F , Paule P. Prepare for Take-Off: Fasten Your Seatbelt and Keep a Magnet in Your Pocket!. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2018;33(1):114115.

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Correspondence: Oscar Thabouillot Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Bégin Military Hospital Saint-Mandé, France E-mail: thabouillot@hotmail.com
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2. Kowalski, M, Ellenbogen, KA, Wood, MA, Friedman, PL. Implantable cardiac defibrillator lead failure or myopotential oversensing? An approach to the diagnosis of noise on lead electrograms. Europace. 2008;10(8):914-917.
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