Published Online: 17 August 2005
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Fatality Following Right Atrial Perforation by a Screw-in Pacemaker Electrode
New York University School of Medicine,
(Received 9 October 2004; accepted 9 April 2005)
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.
forensic science, atrial perforation, screw-in pacemaker, hemopericardium
Paper ID: JFS2004445
Title Fatality Following Right Atrial Perforation by a Screw-in Pacemaker Electrode
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