Pelvic displacement of a cardiac pacemaker following trauma. A case report

L. W. Piller, R. Forman, A. Wolpo Witz

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The rare migration of an implanted cardiac pacemaker from the subrectus area anterior to the peritoneum to the pelvis following a motor vehicle accident is reported. Discovery of dislodgement was made by observing a marked increase of pacemaker impulse amplitude in the three standard limb leads as measured on an oscilloscope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-330
Number of pages2
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1978
Externally publishedYes


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