Implant-Related Complications: Relevant Anatomy and an Approach for Prevention

Seth H. Sheldon, David L. Hayes, Paul A. Friedman, Samuel J. Asirvatham

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Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantations have been associated with multiple potential complications. Especially concerning complications include cardiac perforation, pneumothorax, cardiovascular implantable electronic device infections, thromboembolism, and bleeding. Many pacemaker and ICD complications can be reduced by careful attention to implantation technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Approach
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)9780470658338
StatePublished - Dec 17 2012


  • Bleeding
  • Cardiac perforation
  • Cardiovascular implantable electronic device infection
  • Extracardiac stimulation
  • Lead dislodgement
  • Lead-associated tricuspid regurgitation
  • Pacemaker syndrome
  • Pneumothorax
  • Thromboembolism
  • Twiddler's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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