[Complications due to a change of electric circuit in patients with intracavitary pacemakers]

Minerva Med. 1977 May 9;68(23):1555-8.
[Article in Italian]


Two cases of electrolytic chemical necrosis of the right ventricle and tissue surrounding the pocket in patients with intracardial pacemakers are presented. The clinical signs of this condition include absence of normal ventricular electrical stimulation and inflammation and/or necrosis of the site if battery implantation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Electric Conductivity*
  • Endocarditis / etiology
  • Female
  • Heart Block / therapy
  • Heart Diseases / etiology
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Humans
  • Necrosis
  • Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*
  • Vertigo / etiology