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Saved by anticoagulants: Incidental discovery of a misplaced defibrillator lead 6 years after implantation.
  • Abdelrahman Osman,
  • Ali Ahmad
Abdelrahman Osman
The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences
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Ali Ahmad
Mercy Health Tiffin Hospital
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Abstract

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.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

31 Jan 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
01 Feb 2021Submission Checks Completed
01 Feb 2021Assigned to Editor
07 Feb 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
08 Feb 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
09 Feb 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
13 Feb 20211st Revision Received
16 Feb 2021Submission Checks Completed
16 Feb 2021Assigned to Editor
16 Feb 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Accept