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Korean Circ J. 2007 Sep;37(9):453-457. English. Case Report.
Park HK , Ahn HS , Lee BS , Won HJ , Byun YS , Goh CW , Kim BO , Rhee KJ , Lee BK .
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

Ventricular perforation is a rare complication of permanent cardiac pacemaker implantation. We report here on a 68-year-old woman with a dual chamber permanent pacemaker that had been implanted one month earlier, and she suffered cardiac perforation from the pacemaker lead. Frequent follow-up via12-lead surface electrocardiography and chest radiography and the proper work-up for pacemaker implantation are needed for detecting rare complications after pacemaker implantation.

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