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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951105001861
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG
  • Page Numbers: pp.654-655


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.