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JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL RESEARCH - Vol. IX, n 1, June 2022

Pages: 1076-1076
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Lead Fracture, a Threatening Pacemaker Malfunction: A Rare Case Report

Author: Amine Maliki Alaoui

Category: JMSR Cardiovascular Disease

Abstract:

All pacemaker systems have three basic components: the pulse generator; the electronic circuitry; and the lead system, which connects the pulse generator to the endocardium. Malfunctions related to the pacemaker lead are commonly due to displacement or fracture. Lead fracture is a rare but potentially fatal pacemaker malfunction. We report, through a clinical picture, the case of a patient who presented to the rhytmology department with transient loss of consciousness causing a head trauma related to a pacemaker's lead fracture. . The broken lead was extracted and replaced by a new one; the patient was discharged uneventfully.

Keywords: pacemaker, lead fracture, fatal, trauma