Pacemaker twiddler’s syndrome: Review through a case report

Ganiga, Naveen Chandra S (2015) Pacemaker twiddler’s syndrome: Review through a case report. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 6 (3). pp. 148-151.

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Twiddler’s syndrome, a rare but hazardous complication of cardiac pacemaker treatment, characterized by device malfunction due to dislodgement of cardiac leads resulting from some form of manipulation by the patient. In this report we present a case of pacemaker Twiddler’s syndrome in a middle aged lady who presented with recurrent syncopes after 1 month of initial implantation. Our patient was unique as she had almost none of the standard risk factors for this condition. In our case, reanchoring the lead as well as the pulsegenerator to the pectoral muscle with multiple anchoring sleeves prevented further recurrence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Complication; Muscle twitching; Pacemakerm; Risk factors; Syncope; Twiddler’s syndrome.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 10:24
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 10:24

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