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Accidental transarterial implantation of dual chamber pacemaker leads in the left ventricle and the right coronary artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15869685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Implantation of permanent pacemaker systems is associated with a low rate of complications. The case of a 72-year-old woman is described who suffered from a cluster of complications related to permanent pacemaker implantation. Besides major bleeding, requiring transfusion and pneumothorax, malposition of both pacemaker leads in the arterial system occurred, with the atrial lead screwed into the right coronary artery, with subsequent occlusion of the vessel and the ventricle lead placed in the left ventricle.
Matthias Overbeck; Christof Kolb; Claus Schmitt; Albert Schömig; Rüdiger Lange
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-04     Completed Date:  2005-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  469-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Munich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessels*
Equipment Failure
Heart Ventricles*
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*

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