Massive transient pulmonary air embolism during permanent cardiac pacemaker implantation

Emre Ozdemir, Fatma Kayaalti Esin, Cem Nazli

Abstract


Pulmonary air embolism is a rare complication with a high probability of death. We present an air embolism case during permanent cardiac pacemaker implantation procedure. When the patient worsened hemodynamically, we saw a large air embolism in the main pulmonary trunk. Air embolism can be fatal, it is always iatrogenic, but is an avoidable complication.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21542/gcsp.2018.16

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