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Migration of retained pacemaker electrodes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6368075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of migration of retained pacemaker electrodes are described. The first presented as an unusual cause of deep vein thrombosis while the second was asymptomatic and detected by routine chest x-ray. Both made a good recovery, the first with surgery and the second with the fragment left in situ. A review of the world literature revealed only 13 other such cases. Of the total of 15 cases four are known to have died. In these patients no relationship was found between morbidity and the site of migration or associated infection and/or thrombosis. However surgical treatment appeared to be associated with a better prognosis.
R J Shaw; J B Chambers; P J Oldershaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  1984 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-21     Completed Date:  1984-05-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Foreign Bodies / complications*
Foreign-Body Migration / complications*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*
Thromboembolism / etiology

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