A DUAL CHAMBER PACEMAKER LEADS SWITCH AT THE HEADER – AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHICAL AND CLINICAL PICTURE, A CASE REPORT

Authors

  • Amar AL Hamdi Sulaimani Center for Heart Diseases, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Marek Jastrzębski First Department of Cardiology and Hypertension, University Hospital, Cracow, Poland.
  • Jawad M Hawas Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17656/jsmc.10042

Keywords:

Dual chamber pacemaker

Abstract

In pacemaker practice the occurrence of atrial / ventricular leads switch at the pacemaker box header is very rare and may cause confusion and possibly serious complications as failure of pacing and probably cardiac standstill, recognizing and managing this complication is highly vital for patient safety and even survival.

References

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Hamdi A, Jastrzebski M, Hawas JM. Atrial and Ventricular Lead Switch at the Pacemaker Header: Why Did Asystole First Occur 3 Years Later? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 Apr 22. doi: 10.1111/pace.12149.-11-221.10 Feb 11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.12149

Published

2013-12-01

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Hamdi A, Jastrzębski M, Hawas J. A DUAL CHAMBER PACEMAKER LEADS SWITCH AT THE HEADER – AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHICAL AND CLINICAL PICTURE, A CASE REPORT. JSMC [Internet]. 2013 Dec. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];3(2):131-7. Available from: https://jsmc.univsul.edu.iq/index.php/jsmc/article/view/jsmc-10042

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