A “long-standing†malpositioned pacing lead. Long-term follow-up after extraction

Submitted: March 19, 2018
Accepted: July 11, 2018
Published: September 4, 2018
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Transvenous pacemaker (PM) catheters can be unintentionally placed in the left ventricle (LV) during the implantation procedure. An 8-year-old girl was discovered with a malpositioned pm wire, seven years after the implant. Trans-thoracic echocardiogram revealed the lead traversing the inter-atrial septum, crossing the mitral valve and embedded in the basal lateral wall of the LV. This is a report of a 14-year long follow-up after the surgical extraction of the malpositioned PM lead.

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Sarubbi, Berardo, Giancarlo Scognamiglio, Flavia Fusco, Enrico Melillo, Michele D’Alto, and Maria Giovanna Russo. 2018. “A “long-standing” Malpositioned Pacing Lead. Long-Term Follow-up After Extraction”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 88 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2018.927.