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.


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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