Pacemaker twiddler's syndrome: Review through a case report

Pande Arindam, Sarkar Achyut, Ahmed Imran, Chandra Naveen Ganiga Sanjeeva, Chakraborty Rabin

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Abstract

Twiddler's syndrome, a rare but hazardous complication of cardiac pacemaker treatment, characterized by device malfunction due to dislodgement of cardiac leads resulting from some form of manipulation by the patient. In this report we present a case of pacemaker Twiddler's syndrome in a middle aged lady who presented with recurrent syncopes after 1 month of initial implantation. Our patient was unique as she had almost none of the standard risk factors for this condition. In our case, reanchoring the lead as well as the pulsegenerator to the pectoral muscle with multiple anchoring sleeves prevented further recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-151
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Disease Research
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Arindam, P., Achyut, S., Imran, A., Sanjeeva, C. N. G., & Rabin, C. (2015). Pacemaker twiddler's syndrome: Review through a case report. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 6(3), 148-151. https://doi.org/10.5530/jcdr.2015.3.7