Fatigue attributable to broken pacemaker header by baseball.

  title={Fatigue attributable to broken pacemaker header by baseball.},
  author={Mihail Gabriel Chelu and Edward W Leahey},
  journal={Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology},
  volume={6 5},
A 58-year-old male baseball coach with a prepectoral dualchamber permanent pacemaker (Accent DR 2210; St. Jude Medical) implanted for sinus node dysfunction was evaluated for a pocket hematoma after he was hit by a baseball over the pacemaker. Data from the pacemaker showed normal atrial and ventricular capture, but both lead impedances were elevated (although still within the manufacturer’s normal limits). Brief episodes of noise were seen on the ventricular channel. The hematoma resolved, but… CONTINUE READING