Pneumothorax after pacemaker implantation localized contralaterally to the side of implantation - rare, but possible complication.
Michał Kowara 1  
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Jakub Zawadzki 2  
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Marcin Michalak 2  
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Grzegorz Opolski 2  
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Medical University of Warsaw
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First Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw
Publish date: 2018-01-02
 
Heart Beat 2017;2:46–48
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A case report – 86-year old patient developed pneumothorax a few hours after pacemaker implantation. Surprisingly, the pneumothorax localized contralaterally to the site of subclavian vein puncture. It has been treated with chest tube puncture, under the care of pneumonologist, resulting in full recovery. Although pneumothorax localized contralaterally to the site of subclavian vein puncture during pacemaker implantation is very rare, it is somehow reported in the literature.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Michał Kowara   
Medical University of Warsaw, Banacha 1a, 02-097 Warszawa, Poland
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