Journal article

Beware of the coronary arteries with implantable cardiac electronic devices.

S Serge Barold, Benjamin J Pang, Harry G Mond

Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol | Published : 2017


The transvenous implantation of cardiac devices may sometimes cause serious complications involving the coronary arteries. The left anterior descending artery may be injured during nonapical right ventricular implantation while a right atrial lead may injure the right or circumflex coronary artery. Injury of a left internal mammary graft to a coronary artery may cause myocardial infarction.