Fracture of a pacemaker lead

Shu-Hsuan Chang; Che-Kim Tan; Shih-Huang Lee
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/24/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 11, p823
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 68 year old man with a dual-chamber pacemaker who suffered with intermittent dizziness after participating in a Judo competition. On assessment, an electrocardiogram showed evidence of a high-grade atrioventricular block and a radiograph of the chest showed that the ventricular lead of the pacemaker was fractured into 3 parts. It is stated that the cause of fracture was likely excessive movement of the upper limbs and direct trauma.


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