Share This Article:

Very late pacemaker extrusion: A rare complication of permanent pacemaker implantation

Abstract Full-Text HTML XML Download Download as PDF (Size:1363KB) PP. 330-332
DOI: 10.4236/wjcd.2012.24053    4,033 Downloads   6,437 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

Pacemaker extrusion is an uncommon complication of device implantation. Mostly, it happens either beuse of infection or secondary to various mechanical factors. It usually occurs days to months after the implantation, however very late pacemaker extrusion has not been described in the literature. We present a case of 70 years old male, who had pacemaker extrusion 11 years after its implantation. The various management issues related with such patient is discussed in the article.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Cite this paper

Vijayvergiya, R. , Chitlangia, R. , Yadav, M. and Hasan, A. (2012) Very late pacemaker extrusion: A rare complication of permanent pacemaker implantation. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 2, 330-332. doi: 10.4236/wjcd.2012.24053.

References

[1] Kiviniemi, M.S., Pirnes, M.A., Er?nen, H.J., Kettunen, R.V. and Hartikainen, J.E. (1999) Complications related to permanent pacemaker therapy. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 22, 711-720. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8159.1999.tb00534.x
[2] Griffith, M.J., Mounsey, J.P., Bexton, R.S. and Holden, M.P. (1994) Mechanical, but not infective, pacemaker erosion may be successfully managed by re-implantation of pacemakers. British Heart Journal, 71, 202-205. doi:10.1136/hrt.71.2.202
[3] Fleck, T., Khazen, C., Wolner, E. and Grabenwoger, M. (2006) The incidence of reoperations in pacemaker recipients. Heart Surgery Forum, 9, 779-782. doi:10.1532/HSF98.20061057
[4] Harcombe, A.A., Newell, S.A., Ludman, P.F., Wistow, T.E., Sharples, L.D., Schofield, P.M., et al. (1998) Late complications following permanent pacemaker implan- tation or elective unit replacement. Heart, 80, 240-244.
[5] Yuksel, S., Demir, S. and Sahin, M. (2012) Total extrusion of a normally functioning pacemaker. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 39, 156-157. doi:10.1097/01.sap.0000261846.73531.2e
[6] Kolker, A.R., Redstone, J.S. and Tutela, J.P. (2007) Salvage of exposed implantable cardiac electrical devices and lead systems with pocket change and local flap coverage. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 59, 26-29.
[7] Wilkoff, B.L., Love, C.J., Byrd, C.L., Bongiorni, M.G., Carrillo, R.G., Crossley, G.H. 3rd, Epstein, L.M., Friedman, R.A., Kennergren, C.E., Mitkowski, P., Schaerf, R.H. and Wazni, O.M. (2009) Transvenous lead extraction: Heart Rhythm Society expert consensus on facilities, training, indications, and patient management. Heart Rhythm, 6, 1085-1104. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2009.05.020
[8] Byrd, C.L. (2007) Managing device related complications and transvenous lead extraction. In: Ellenbogen, K.A., Kay, G.N., Lau, C.P., Wilkoff, B.L., Eds., Clinical cardiac pacing, defibrillation and resynchronization therapy. 3rd Edition, Saunders Elsevier Publication, 855-930.
[9] Vijayvergiya, R. and Grover, A. (2002) Acquired atrioventricular block in a patient with sinus node disease on single-chamber atrial pacing. Indian Heart Journal, 54, 435-436.

  
comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2019 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.