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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2014, Article ID 145917, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/145917
Case Report

Asymptomatic Late Migration of an Atrial Pacemaker Lead into the Right Lung

1Division of Cardiology, Unit of Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing, Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
2Division of Radiology, Unit of Cardiac and Thoracic Imaging, Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels, Belgium

Received 13 August 2014; Revised 22 October 2014; Accepted 23 October 2014; Published 12 November 2014

Academic Editor: Gianluca Di Bella

Copyright © 2014 Nicolas De Schryver et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This report illustrates an unusual case of asymptomatic late cardiac perforation by an atrial pacemaker lead into the right lung. In the present case, the lead was explanted by simple manual traction through the device pocket without any complications.