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Permanent pacemaker failure due to surgical emphysema.

By S A Smith, P L Weissberg and L B Tan

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A 76 year old man developed a left pneumothorax after implantation of a permanent endocardial pacemaker via the left subclavian vein. The resulting surgical emphysema caused temporary failure of the pacing system

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1985
DOI identifier: 10.1136/hrt.54.2.220
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:481882
Provided by: PubMed Central
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