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Vol 18, No 2 (2011)
Case Reports
Published online: 2011-03-10
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Expressive aphasia in a patient with recent dual-chamber cardioverter-defibrillator implantation: A preventable complication

Sachin S. Parikh, Darren Traub, Duncan Wormer, David T. Huang
Cardiol J 2011;18(2):197-199.

open access

Vol 18, No 2 (2011)
Case Reports
Published online: 2011-03-10

Abstract

Transvenous pacemaker and/or defibrillator lead placement into the left heart chambers is rarely done. Approximately a third of such cases reported in the literature presented with signs of thromboembolism, mostly neurological deficits. We describe a patient who presented with a cerebrovascular accident three months after inadvertent and unrecognized lead placement into the left atrium and ventricle through a sinus venosus atrial septal defect. Implant techniques to avoid this complication are discussed. (Cardiol J 2011; 18, 2: 197-199)

Abstract

Transvenous pacemaker and/or defibrillator lead placement into the left heart chambers is rarely done. Approximately a third of such cases reported in the literature presented with signs of thromboembolism, mostly neurological deficits. We describe a patient who presented with a cerebrovascular accident three months after inadvertent and unrecognized lead placement into the left atrium and ventricle through a sinus venosus atrial septal defect. Implant techniques to avoid this complication are discussed. (Cardiol J 2011; 18, 2: 197-199)
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Keywords

implantable cardioverter-defibrillator; atrial septal defect; complication; cerebrovascular accident

About this article
Title

Expressive aphasia in a patient with recent dual-chamber cardioverter-defibrillator implantation: A preventable complication

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 18, No 2 (2011)

Pages

197-199

Published online

2011-03-10

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2011;18(2):197-199.

Keywords

implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
atrial septal defect
complication
cerebrovascular accident

Authors

Sachin S. Parikh
Darren Traub
Duncan Wormer
David T. Huang

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