(Received 9 October 2004; accepted 9 April 2005)
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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.
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
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