Acute pericardial tamponade due to screw-in atrial lead heart perforation

Europace. 2012 Mar;14(3):453-5. doi: 10.1093/europace/eur294. Epub 2011 Sep 13.

Abstract

A case of peri-procedural perforation of right atrium following the implantation of atrial screw-in lead in a 74-year-old man is reported. The perforation caused acute pericardial tamponade and worsening of the patient's clinical and haemodynamic conditions. Urgent surgical intervention with lead extraction was performed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Aged
  • Bone Screws / adverse effects*
  • Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*
  • Cardiac Tamponade / surgery
  • Electrodes, Implanted / adverse effects*
  • Heart Injuries / etiology*
  • Heart Injuries / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pacemaker, Artificial
  • Pericardial Effusion / etiology
  • Pericardial Effusion / surgery
  • Prosthesis Failure / adverse effects*
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome / therapy
  • Treatment Outcome