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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}

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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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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the work and all of them have read the manuscript and approved its submission to the Emergency Medicine Journal. The corresponding author is responsible for the content of the work.

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