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Progressive Dyspnea After CABG: Complication of Retained Epicardial Pacing Wires.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18805194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of progressive dyspnea and recurrent pneumonia after uneventful coronary artery bypass graft surgery caused by migration of retained epicardial pacing wires into the right upper lobe of the lung. Removal of the wires by open thoracotomy resulted in significant improvement in dyspnea and near complete resolution of the bronchiectasis and consolidation.
George S Horng; Euan Ashley; Leora Balsam; Bruce Reitz; Roham T Zamanian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-22     Completed Date:  2008-10-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1352-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / adverse effects*
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*,  methods
Coronary Disease / diagnosis,  surgery
Device Removal / methods
Disease Progression
Dyspnea / etiology*,  physiopathology
Follow-Up Studies
Foreign-Body Migration / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Thoracotomy / methods
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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