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Vol 19, No 3 (2012)
Images in Cardiology
Published online: 2012-05-28
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Perforation by permanent pacemaker lead: How late can they occur?

Md. Azizul Haque, Suvanan Roy, Bhabatosh Biswas
Cardiol J 2012;19(3):326-327.

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Vol 19, No 3 (2012)
Images in Cardiology
Published online: 2012-05-28

Abstract

Perforation by permanent pacemaker lead is rare but does occur. Usually perforations happen soon after the procedure, mostly within one year. But rarely, they occur late. We report a case of delayed perforation by passive fixation lead 33 weeks after the implantation in a patient with no comorbidities. The patient remained asymptomatic regarding the perforation except for having the features of pacing failure.

Abstract

Perforation by permanent pacemaker lead is rare but does occur. Usually perforations happen soon after the procedure, mostly within one year. But rarely, they occur late. We report a case of delayed perforation by passive fixation lead 33 weeks after the implantation in a patient with no comorbidities. The patient remained asymptomatic regarding the perforation except for having the features of pacing failure.
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Keywords

pacemaker; late perforation; lead

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Title

Perforation by permanent pacemaker lead: How late can they occur?

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 19, No 3 (2012)

Pages

326-327

Published online

2012-05-28

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2012;19(3):326-327.

Keywords

pacemaker
late perforation
lead

Authors

Md. Azizul Haque
Suvanan Roy
Bhabatosh Biswas

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