Pulmonary Emboli from a Platelet‐rich Thrombus Attached to a Pacemaker Electrode

GARY DAVIS, KERRY KAPLAN*, Hau C. Kwaan

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Abstract

A patient with recurrent, fatal pulmonary emboli originating from thrombus attached to a permanently‐implanted pacemaker electrode is described. While most throm‐boemboli are composed predominantly of fibrin and erythrocytes. histologic and immunologic studies showed this thrombus to be rich in platelets. A possible therapeutic approach to this rare situation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-886
Number of pages4
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

Keywords

  • permanent pacemaker
  • platelet‐rich thrombus
  • pulmonary embolus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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