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Europace. 2015 Apr;17(4):524-9. doi: 10.1093/europace/euu345. Epub 2015 Jan 6.

Injury to the coronary arteries and related structures by implantation of cardiac implantable electronic devices.

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1
Department of Cardiology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan Street, Parkville 3050, Victoria, Australia Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2
Florida Heart Rhythm Institute, Tampa, FL, USA.
3
Department of Cardiology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan Street, Parkville 3050, Victoria, Australia Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia hmond@bigpond.net.au.

Abstract

Damage to the coronary arteries and related structures from pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead implantation is a rarely reported complication that can lead to myocardial infarction and pericardial tamponade that may occur acutely or even years later. We summarize the reported cases of injury to coronary arteries and related structures and review the causes of troponin elevation in the setting of cardiac implantable electronic device implantation.

KEYWORDS:

Coronary artery; ICD; Pacemaker; Perforation; Troponin

PMID:
25564549
DOI:
10.1093/europace/euu345
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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