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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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CASE REPORTS CARDIAC PAPERS
The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 April;39(2):221-2
Laceration of a saphenous vein graft by an epicardial pacemaker wire
Gal Th. J., Chaet M. S., Novitzky D.
From the University of South Florida College of Medicine Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Tampa, Florida
The use of temporary pacing wires has become widespread in cardiac surgery. Complications related to their use are rare. We report a case of cardiac tamponade following removal of an atrial pacing wire.