Recurrent strokes caused by a malpositioned pacemaker lead

Sivapathasuntharam, Dhanupriya, Hyde, Jonathan A J, Reay, Victoria and Rajkumar, Chakravarthi (2012) Recurrent strokes caused by a malpositioned pacemaker lead. Age and Ageing, 41 (3). pp. 420-421. ISSN 1468-2834

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This case report illustrates the case of a patient who developed recurrent strokes after a pace maker lead was inserted into his left ventricle. It was removed successfully by the cardiothoracic surgeons but he remained very dependent functionally. This case highlights the importance of always reviewing the electrocardiogram and chest radiograph after the insertion of a pacemaker as late diagnosis of this complication can leave the patient with significant morbidity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: strokes, pacemaker, malposition, elderly
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0581 Specialties of internal medicine > RC0952 Geriatrics
Depositing User: Simone Breckell
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2012 13:58
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2012 13:58
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