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

Abstract

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.