Saved by anticoagulants: Incidental discovery of a misplaced
defibrillator lead 6 years after implantation.
Device insertion is a common cardiovascular procedure. Devices are
implanted into the right heart; which is a safeguard against systemic
thromboembolism. Lead insertion into the left ventricle is rare. This is
a case of a defibrillator lead inadvertently inserted into the left
cavity. This was discovered 6 years later.