A Rare Cause of Pulmonary Embolism: Lead Fracture in an Unexpected Area
1Department of Cardiology, Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Türkiye
J Clin Pract Res 2024; 46(1): 106-108 DOI: 10.14744/cpr.2024.04695
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Background: Cardiac pacemakers are increasingly used in clinical cardiology practice for various indications. Lead fractures, though undesirable, are potential complications in patients with pacemakers.
Case Report: We present a case of a patient with a cardiac pacemaker, in whom a lead fracture was discovered during an investigation for the etiology of pulmonary embolism.
Conclusion: Cardiac pacemakers are invaluable in clinical practice. However, complications related to lead fractures can lead to additional clinical challenges in patients. Vigilance for such scenarios is crucial in the management of patients with pacemakers.