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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-31  

Repeated fracture of pacemaker leads with migration into the pulmonary circulation and temporary pacemaker wire insertion via the azygous vein

AR Udyavar, UM Pandurangi, K Latchumanadhas, AS Mullasari 
 Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, 4A, Dr. J. J. Nagar, Mogappair, Chennai - 600 037, India

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A S Mullasari
Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, 4A, Dr. J. J. Nagar, Mogappair, Chennai - 600 037
India

Repeated implantation of pacemaker in the same patient is a common occurrence because of the increased longevity of patients. However, repeated lead fracture in the same patient and migration of the pacemaker lead into the pulmonary circulation is rare. We describe a 56-year- old gentleman who had undergone pacemaker implantations thrice due to repeated lead fractures (thrice) and also had migration of the pacemaker lead into the pulmonary circulation. He also had an azygous vein which was noticed while placing the temporary pacemaker wire.


How to cite this article:
Udyavar A R, Pandurangi U M, Latchumanadhas K, Mullasari A S. Repeated fracture of pacemaker leads with migration into the pulmonary circulation and temporary pacemaker wire insertion via the azygous vein.J Postgrad Med 2008;54:28-31


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Udyavar A R, Pandurangi U M, Latchumanadhas K, Mullasari A S. Repeated fracture of pacemaker leads with migration into the pulmonary circulation and temporary pacemaker wire insertion via the azygous vein. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Apr 14 ];54:28-31
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