Show Summary Details
Page of

Pacemaker complications 

Pacemaker complications
Pacemaker complications

Jonathan Timperley

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 08 August 2020

This chapter acknowledges that although pacemaker implantation is a relatively simple technique, there are significant complications that can occur at different times. Peri-procedural complications, such as failed venous access, air embolus, and cardiac perforation are described, including early warning signs and management methods. Intermediate complications such as haematoma and dislodgement of the lead tip are covered. Late complications, including thrombosis, ‘Twiddler’s syndrome’, and the appearance of manufacturing defects are also described, along with management techniques.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.