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Traumatic pacemaker lead fracture
  1. Adam Bo''hm,
  2. Gábor Duray,
  3. Róbert G Kiss
  1. Department of Cardiology, Military Hospital, Budapest, Hungary
  1. Correspondence to Dr Adam Bo''hm, Department of Cardiology, Military Hospital, Róbert Károly krt 44, Budapest 1133, Hungary; abohm{at}freemail.hu

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Pacemaker lead fracture caused by blunt trauma is extremely rare. Only a few cases have been reported and the lead fracture was only partial in those cases.1 ,2 We present a case with a complete tear of the lead.

A 64-year-old man with carotid sinus syncope had a VVI pacemaker (Biotronik Pikos 01) implanted. The lead was inserted through …

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