Late cardiac tamponade after pacemaker implantation in patient with third degree atrio-ventricular block - a case report

Beata Krasuska, Weronika Sandra Topyła, Wioletta Anna Bal, Tomasz Bąk, Michał Trojnar


Patients suffering from third degree atrio-ventricular block need emergency treatment. Permanent cardiac pacing is the therapy of choice in third degree atrio-ventricular block. The incidence of complications following pacemaker implantation is low. The treatment is relatively safe. We present a case, which is an example of a very rare complication of cardiac pacing.


pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, myocardial perforation, pacemaker

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