Perforation of the interventricular septum by transvenous pacemaker catheter. Diagnosis by change in pattern of depolarization on the electrocardiogram*

M. Thomas Stillman, A. MacDonell Richards

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Abstract

A case of interventricular septal perforation caused by a transvenous catheter electrode is presented. This complication occurred during temporary pacing and was first detected by a change in the pattern of depolarization shown on the electrocardiogram and later confirmed by thoracic roentgenogram and cinefluorography. Predisposing factors are discussed, and the need for electrocardiographic and radiographic monitoring is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-273
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1969

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