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VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 2 ( February, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Inadvertent Removal of a Right Ventricular Pacemaker Lead by a Knotted Transvenous Pacing Wire

Evan J Wiens, Colette M Seifer, Clarence Khoo

Keywords : Knot, Loop, Right ventricular lead, Transvenous pacemaker

Citation Information : Wiens EJ, Seifer CM, Khoo C. Inadvertent Removal of a Right Ventricular Pacemaker Lead by a Knotted Transvenous Pacing Wire. Indian J Crit Care Med 2019; 23 (2):102-103.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23126

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


We report an unusual complication of permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation in a patient with a temporary transvenous pacemaker (TVP) in situ, in which the TVP lead formed a knot around the newly-placed right ventricular (RV) lead, complicating TVP removal. The case underscores the fact that suboptimal TVP lead placement, such as looping in the RV, can result in complications during implantation of a permanent pacemaker.

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