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


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.

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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.

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