TITLE

Delayed cardiac perforation due to migrating pacemaker lead

AUTHOR(S)
Oikonomou, Anastasia; Foutzitzi, Soultana; Prassopoulos, Panos
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/15/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 9, pE379
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a reprint of the article "Delayed cardiac perforation due to migrating pacemaker lead," by Anastasia Oikonomou and colleagues, which appeared at www.cmaj.ca website. It states the case of an 84-year-old woman, who complains of chestpains and breathlessness one month after being subjected to a passive fixation lead-equipped dual-chamber pacemaker implantation due to atrioventricular block. The tomography scans showed the lead piercing her myocardium and left hemidiaphragm.
ACCESSION #
52221357

 

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