In pacemaker-dependent patients with a newly implanted cardiac device, acute lead dislodgement constitutes one of the most common causes of loss of capture and ventricular asystole. In a biventricular system, it would be expected that such a potentially catastrophic event would be prevented with back-up right ventricular pacing unless both leads dislodge.
- lead dislodgement
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Physiology (medical)