Recurrent pulmonary emboli and thrombus attached to a permanently implanted pacemaker wire in pregnancy

Bilge M., Guler N., Eryonucu B.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, cilt.54, sa.2, ss.97-99, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.97-99


We present a case of pacer wire thrombus and recurrent pulmonary em boli in pregnancy associated with a permanent pacemaker. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated a thrombus attached to the pacer wire at the point where it crossed the tricuspid valve. After the uncomplicated vaginal delivery; thrombolytic therapy was given. This thrombus persisted despite thrombolytic therapy. Consequently, the patient was referred for cardiac surgery. The suspected cause was confirmed during the surgery.