Bronchopericardial fistula after placement of an automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator: radiographic and CT findings.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: We describe our experience with bronchopericardial fistula as a complication of infection in patients who have undergone placement of automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems. CONCLUSION: Bronchopericardial fistula should be suspected in patients who present with hemoptysis and who have undergone placement of an automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator using pericardial or epicardial defibrillator patches. Air between a defibrillator patch and the heart on chest radiographs or CT is diagnostic.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nolan, RL; McAdams, HP

Published Date

  • February 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 172 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 365 - 368

PubMed ID

  • 9930783

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9930783

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.172.2.9930783


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States