Volume 50, Issue 5 (September 2005)

    Fatality Following Right Atrial Perforation by a Screw-in Pacemaker Electrode

    (Received 9 October 2004; accepted 9 April 2005)

    Published Online: August

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the first reported fatality from right atrial perforation complicating the insertion of a screw-in right atrial pacemaker electrode. The patient was an 84-year-old woman with the sick sinus syndrome who also had hepatic cirrhosis.


    Author Information:

    deRoux, SJ
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


    Stock #: JFS2004445

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2004445

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    Title Fatality Following Right Atrial Perforation by a Screw-in Pacemaker Electrode
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    Committee E30