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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 182-184

Inadvertent temporary pacemaker lead placement in aortic sinus


Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Nagaraja Moorthy
Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow - 226 014, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.126885

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Inadvertent placement of pacing leads into abnormal locations is potentially very dangerous. However, in emergency situations and without fluoroscopic guidance, these complications do occur. We report a case of an elderly male who underwent temporary pacemaker lead implantation without fluoroscopic guidance for cardiac arrest, but later the pacemaker lead was found to be in the non-coronary aortic sinus, but still capturing the myocardium. Interestingly, the post-pacing electrocardiography was mimicking atrial pacing.


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