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

Bilge M., Guler N., Eryonucu B.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.54, no.2, pp.97-99, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-99
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


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.