Ventricular fibrillation following removal of temporary epicardial pacemaking wires


Imren Y., Zor H., Tasoglu I.

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG, vol.15, no.6, pp.654-655, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951105001861
  • Journal Name: CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.654-655

Abstract

Temporary wires are routinely sutured to both the atrial and ventricular epimyocardium after open heart surgery. Despite their rarity, complications related to removal of such pacemaking wires may cause life threatening situations. We describe here a patient who developed ventricular fibrillation immediately after removal of temporary epicardial pacemaking wires.