Positional syncope occurring just at the right time in a patient with a permanent pacemaker: a case report

Authors

  • Syed Haseeb Raza Naqvi National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Madiha Fatima National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Pir Sheeraz Ali National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Maqsood Alam National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Taha Khan National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Faisal Qadir National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.06-844

Abstract

We present an unusual case of positional syncope occurring years after pacemaker implantation due to pacemaker lead fracture resulting from subclavian-crush syndrome. The syncope occurred incidentally during hospital admission and was timely diagnosed using an integrated approach of history taking, examination findings, device interrogation and radiographic parameters. The patient subsequently underwent lead and device revision which led to resolution of her symptoms.

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Published

2021-07-26

Issue

Section

Case Report