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VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 2 ( February, 2019 ) > List of Articles
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.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 00-02-2019
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
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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