A case of nitinol allergy causing pericardial tamponade.

  title={A case of nitinol allergy causing pericardial tamponade.},
  author={Mohit Jain and Siddharth Singh and Martin Cadeiras},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  volume={25 9},
Nickel hypersensitivity has been reported in up to 15% of the general population. However, there are few reported cases of patients developing nickel allergy after cardiac device implantation. This phenomenon is generally not well understood and many authorities believe that these devices are safe. Most reported cases of nickel allergy have presented with… CONTINUE READING