Cerebral embolism due to left ventricular pacemaker lead: removal with cardiopulmonary bypass.

Malposition of a cardiac pacemaker lead within the left ventricle represents a source of early and late thromboembolic complications. We report a case of cerebral embolism, caused by an inadvertently misplaced left ventricular electrode, occurring 3 years after implantation. The lead was removed via a transaortic approach with extracorporeal circulation.
AuthorsA Liebold, H Aebert, M Muscholl, D E Birnbaum
JournalPacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE (Pacing Clin Electrophysiol) Vol. 17 Issue 12 Pt 1 Pg. 2353-5 (Dec 1994) ISSN: 0147-8389 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID7885946 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Female
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis (etiology)
  • Middle Aged
  • Pacemaker, Artificial (adverse effects)
  • Radiography, Thoracic

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