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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 50-53

Percutaneous retrieval of a knotted provisional pacemaker using proximal electrode cut off and distal end snaring

1 Department of Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain
2 Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain
3 Department of Cardiology, San joan de Reus University Hospital, Reus, Spain
4 Division of Cardiology, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Mohsen Mohandes
Dr. Mallafrè Guasch s/n., Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII., Tarragona
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.208672

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Although provisional pacemaker implantation can safely be done in many cases, a rare complication such as knotted electrode has been described, especially when the procedure is performed without fluoroscopy guidance. We describe a case of knot creation in a provisional pacemaker which was successfully retrieved using a snare after cutting the electrode proximally.

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