Published Online: 17 August 2005
Page Count: 3
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
(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.
Paper ID: JFS2004445