Temporary Epicardial Pacing Wire Migration into the Right Heart, 10 Months after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

  • Sungjoon Park Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, South Korea http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0491-4585
  • Jaehoon LEE Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, South Korea http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2970-8913
  • Young-Sup Byun Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, South Korea http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6360-6400
  • In Hyun Jung Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, South Korea http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1793-215X
  • Euysuk Chung Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
Keywords: Temporary epicardial pacing wire, Complication, Migration, Cardiac computed tomography, Coronary artery bypass graft

Abstract

Migrations of retained temporary epicardial pacing wires (TEPWs) are rare and critical complications of cardiac surgery. A 73-year-old man who had received coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) with retained TEPW 10 months previously visited the outpatient clinic. In routine echocardiography, we observed an artificial structure in the right heart. We performed computed tomography (CT), identified TEPW in the right heart, confirmed the TEPW migration process by comparing it with previous CTs, and removed it via catheter intervention. We report this rare case because we identified TEPW in the heart, determined its migration process, and removed it without complications.

Author Biographies

Sungjoon Park, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

Assistant proffesser Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, school of medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, 1342, Dongil-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul, Korea.

Jaehoon LEE, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

Associate proffessor Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, school of medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital,

1342, Dongil-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul, Korea

Young-Sup Byun, Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

Associate professor Department of Cardiology, school of medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, 24-1, Sanggye-ro 10-gil, Nowon-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

In Hyun Jung, Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

Associate professor Department of Cardiology, school of medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital , Sanggye Paik Hospital, 24-1, Sanggye-ro 10-gil, Nowon-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Published
2020-03-24
How to Cite
Park, S., LEE, J., Byun, Y.-S., Jung, I. H., & Chung, E. (2020). Temporary Epicardial Pacing Wire Migration into the Right Heart, 10 Months after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. The Heart Surgery Forum, 23(2), E168-E170. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2781
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