Atrial lead perforation: a case report.


Journal Article

We report a patient in whom a chronic atrial lead perforated the right atrium and the right lung. This resulted in an hemopneumothorax and pneumomediastinum which was clearly documented by a chest computerized tomographic scan. The finding of pneumomediastinum should suggest atrial lead perforation. The utility of the chest computerized tomographic scan in diagnosing lead perforation is well illustrated by this case.

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Cited Authors

  • Irwin, JM; Greer, GS; Lowe, JE; German, LD; Gilbert, MR

Published Date

  • November 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1378 - 1381

PubMed ID

  • 2446284

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2446284

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-8159

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0147-8389

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-8159.1987.tb04973.x


  • eng