Successful Reimplantation of a Passive-Fixation Ventricle Lead Perforating the Chest Wall

  • F. Kur
  • A. Beiras-Fernandez
  • A. Kowert
  • M. Schmoeckel
  • B. Reichart


Delayed perforation of a passive fixed pacemaker lead is a rare complication after pacemaker implantation and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We report the case of an 82-year-old patient who presented with a delayed perforation of the right heart wall, the pericardium, and the chest wall by a passive-fixation ventricular lead 14 months after pacemaker implantation. The lead was uneventfully extracted transvenously and repositioned in the right ventricle with good pacing and sensing.


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How to Cite
Kur, F., Beiras-Fernandez, A., Kowert, A., Schmoeckel, M., & Reichart, B. (2008). Successful Reimplantation of a Passive-Fixation Ventricle Lead Perforating the Chest Wall. The Heart Surgery Forum, 11(3), E137-E139.

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