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Vol 69, No 6 (2011)
Invasive electrophysiology
Published online: 2011-06-15
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Transvenous extraction of a five year−old ventricular lead inadvertently implanted in the left ventricle

Andrzej Kutarski, Radosław Pietura, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Marek Czajkowski
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(6):625-628.

open access

Vol 69, No 6 (2011)
Invasive electrophysiology
Published online: 2011-06-15
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Inadvertent lead implantation into the left ventricle (LV) is a rare but serious complication of permanent pacing and should be diagnosed as soon as possible. We report a case of a patient with a pacemaker pocket infection with sepsis and two ventricular leads — one old electrode abandoned in the right ventricle and another one unintentionally implanted via patent foramen ovale into the LV. Both leads were extracted percutaneously, although the procedure was complicated by a minor ischaemic stroke.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 6: 625–628

Abstract

Inadvertent lead implantation into the left ventricle (LV) is a rare but serious complication of permanent pacing and should be diagnosed as soon as possible. We report a case of a patient with a pacemaker pocket infection with sepsis and two ventricular leads — one old electrode abandoned in the right ventricle and another one unintentionally implanted via patent foramen ovale into the LV. Both leads were extracted percutaneously, although the procedure was complicated by a minor ischaemic stroke.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 6: 625–628
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Keywords

malposition of ventricular pacing lead; left ventricle; stroke

About this article
Title

Transvenous extraction of a five year−old ventricular lead inadvertently implanted in the left ventricle

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 6 (2011)

Pages

625-628

Published online

2011-06-15

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(6):625-628.

Keywords

malposition of ventricular pacing lead
left ventricle
stroke

Authors

Andrzej Kutarski
Radosław Pietura
Andrzej Tomaszewski
Marek Czajkowski

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