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Recurrent cardioembolic stroke related to late dislodgement of a right atrial pacing lead into the left atrium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11225800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 76-year-old woman had a permanent transvenous DDDR pacemaker implanted for complete atrioventricular block. She was hospitalized 4 years later for recurrent transient ischaemic attacks related to dislodgment of the atrial lead into the left atrium through a patent foramen ovale. The patient was successfuly treated by transvenous extraction of the atrial lead. The follow-up has been uneventful 12 months after the procedure. Left atrially dislodged pacemaker leads have to be retracted under full anticoagulation.
M Arbane; J Schläpfer; N Aebischer; L Kappenberger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1099-5129     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-27     Completed Date:  2001-04-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Embolism / etiology*
Foreign-Body Migration / complications*
Heart Atria
Heart Diseases / etiology*
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*

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