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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 April;39(2):221-2

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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


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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.

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