Pacemaker twiddler's syndrome: Review through a case report

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

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Fingerprint

Pectoralis Muscles
Syncope
Recurrence
Equipment and Supplies
Therapeutics
Lead

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this

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
Arindam, Pande ; Achyut, Sarkar ; Imran, Ahmed ; Sanjeeva, Chandra Naveen Ganiga ; Rabin, Chakraborty. / Pacemaker twiddler's syndrome : Review through a case report. In: Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research. 2015 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 148-151.
@article{696dbe2ead8744c19317ac2759c3492e,
title = "Pacemaker twiddler's syndrome: Review through a case report",
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.",
author = "Pande Arindam and Sarkar Achyut and Ahmed Imran and Sanjeeva, {Chandra Naveen Ganiga} and Chakraborty Rabin",
year = "2015",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.5530/jcdr.2015.3.7",
language = "English",
volume = "6",
pages = "148--151",
journal = "Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research",
issn = "0975-3583",
publisher = "Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd",
number = "3",

}

Arindam, P, Achyut, S, Imran, A, Sanjeeva, CNG & Rabin, C 2015, 'Pacemaker twiddler's syndrome: Review through a case report', Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 148-151. https://doi.org/10.5530/jcdr.2015.3.7

Pacemaker twiddler's syndrome : Review through a case report. / Arindam, Pande; Achyut, Sarkar; Imran, Ahmed; Sanjeeva, Chandra Naveen Ganiga; Rabin, Chakraborty.

In: Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, Vol. 6, No. 3, 01.07.2015, p. 148-151.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

TY - JOUR

T1 - Pacemaker twiddler's syndrome

T2 - Review through a case report

AU - Arindam, Pande

AU - Achyut, Sarkar

AU - Imran, Ahmed

AU - Sanjeeva, Chandra Naveen Ganiga

AU - Rabin, Chakraborty

PY - 2015/7/1

Y1 - 2015/7/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84957890958&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84957890958&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.5530/jcdr.2015.3.7

DO - 10.5530/jcdr.2015.3.7

M3 - Review article

AN - SCOPUS:84957890958

VL - 6

SP - 148

EP - 151

JO - Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

JF - Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

SN - 0975-3583

IS - 3

ER -