Pacemaker lead kinked

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

Recent increase in palpitations.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

One of the pacemaker leads is kinked at the confluence of the brachiocephalic veins. No lead fracture.

Multiple surgical clips in the left hemithorax. Tortuous thoracic aortic aneurysm (known).

Case Discussion

Lead integrity can be assessed on CXR.

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Case information

rID: 73339
Published: 3rd Feb 2020
Last edited: 3rd Feb 2020
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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