TITLE

Fracture of a pacemaker lead

AUTHOR(S)
Shu-Hsuan Chang; Che-Kim Tan; Shih-Huang Lee
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/24/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 11, p823
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
45520189

 

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