Asymptomatic malposition of a pacing lead in the left ventricle: the case of a woman untreated with anticoagulant therapy for eight years.


We report the case of a woman with a low-rate atrial fibrillation and a wire lead inadvertently inserted in the left ventricle through an ostium secundum defect. The malposition of the lead was diagnosed 8 years after the procedure on the basis of the presence of a right bundle branch block pattern of the paced QRS, at echocardiography and at chest X-ray… (More)