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Case 10345

Unusual presentation of pacemaker complication with chest pain

Author(s)
Santhi Chellamuthu1, Theju Narayan1, Justin Cooke2, Unnikrishnan Anoop2
1- Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, 2 - Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Radiology Department; Glossop Road S10 2JF Sheffield; Email:csanthi@gmail.com
 
Patient
male, 80 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Chest X-ray

    Erect Chest PA Radiograph. Demonstrates right sided VVIR System in place. Detached old pacemaker wire is seen beyond right heart border and projected in the line of right lower lobe pulmonary artery.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Embolism / Thrombosis;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    CTPA

    Axial image from a CTPA Demonstrates detached pace maker wire within the right main pulmonary artery.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Embolism / Thrombosis;
     
     
Erect Chest PA Radiograph. Demonstrates right sided VVIR System in place. Detached old pacemaker wire is seen beyond right heart border and projected in the line of right lower lobe pulmonary artery.
 
Axial image from a CTPA Demonstrates detached pace maker wire within the right main pulmonary artery.
 
 
 
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