oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - A case of electrode fracture associated with pacemaker migration to the pelvis in a 2-year-old
|Article Title||A case of electrode fracture associated with pacemaker migration to the pelvis in a 2-year-old|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Cardiac Clinic, Department of Medicine and the Departments of Paediatrics and Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town.|
|Publication Date||Apr 1994|
|Pages||58 - 61|
|Keyword(s)||Electrode fracture and Pacemaker migration|
The migration of a pacemaker from the subrectus area of the abdomen to the lower pelvic region, causing pacemaker electrode extension and eventual fracture in a child of 2 years, is reported. Subsequent analysis revealed that breakage may have been augmented by fibrous adhesion around the electrode at a site distal to the pacemaker rather than tension caused by the mass of the pacemaker alone.
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