Delayed defibrillator lead perforation: An increasing phenomenon

Ruby Satpathy, Tom Hee, Dennis Esterbrooks, Syed Mohiuddin

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Delayed intracardiac lead perforation has been defined as migration and perforation after one month of implantation. It is a rare complication; pathophysiology and optimal management are currently unclear. Recognition of these cases becomes important with increasing use of these devices. We describe such a case of delayed lead perforation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-12
Number of pages3
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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