A 70-year-old woman with longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation underwent Micra leadless pacemaker implantation and atrioventricular nodal ablation. No postprocedural complications were noted. She subsequently underwent surgical mitral valve replacement 4 years later. During the surgery, Micra tine perforation of the right ventricular free wall was seen. No device revision was performed due to her asymptomatic status and stable pacemaker position/function. Pericardial effusion is a known complication of Micra implantation. The incidence of tine perforation is unknown as many patients may be asymptomatic. The clinical consequences regarding adverse events, device functionality, and explantation/extraction risk profile remain to be determined.
- leadless pacemaker
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Physiology (medical)