Entrapment of a tined pacemaker electrode in the tricuspid valve. A case report

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1990 Sep;13(9):1082-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.1990.tb02159.x.


A tined pacemaker electrode was entrapped in the tricuspid valve apparatus. Nonresponding, sustained ventricular tachycardia, and cardiac arrest necessitated forcible removal of the electrode causing partial avulsion of the tricuspid valve. Hemodynamically insignificant tricuspid regurgitation developed subsequently.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Electrodes, Implanted
  • Equipment Design
  • Heart Arrest / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications / etiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pacemaker, Artificial*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Tachycardia / etiology*
  • Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / etiology
  • Tricuspid Valve*