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Myocardial infarction due to a retained epicardial pacing wire. Ann Thorac Surg 2012 Nov;94(5):1724-6

Date

10/27/2012

Pubmed ID

23098955

DOI

10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.04.055

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84867800394   4 Citations

Abstract

A 20-year-old man with a temporary epicardial pacing wire retained after infant repair of an atrioventricular septal defect presented with cardiopulmonary arrest. After resuscitation with extracorporeal membranous oxygenation, a coronary angiogram demonstrated a retained epicardial pacing wire compressing the left anterior descending artery and obtuse marginals. Owing to poor prognostic findings on a computed tomography scan of his head, he was terminally withdrawn from mechanical support. This case demonstrates a potential devastating complication of a retained temporary epicardial pacing wire.

Author List

Cohen SB, Bartz PJ, Earing MG, Sheil A, Nicolosi A, Woods RK

Authors

Peter J. Bartz MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Scott B. Cohen MD Associate Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Ronald K. Woods MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Fatal Outcome
Foreign Bodies
Humans
Male
Myocardial Infarction
Pericardium
Young Adult
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