Right atrial perforation by a temporary epicardial pacing wire

Julian A. Smith, James Tatoulis

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Cardiac perforation by an epicardial pacing wire is an extremely rare event. A case of right atrial perforation occurring 10 hours after coronary artery bypass grafting is reported. Another cause of bleeding and cardiac tamponade after cardiac operation is therefore illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-142
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

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