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February 1980

Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis due to Indwelling Transvenous Pacemaker Catheter

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine, Division of General Medicine (Drs Girard, Reuler, and Nardone) and Division of Gastroenterology (Dr Jendrzejewski), and Radiology (Dr Mayer), University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, Ambulatory Care and Medical Services (Drs Girard, Reuler, and Nardone), Portland Veterans Administration Hospital, Portland, Ore.

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(2):113-114. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500510071015

• Venous thrombosis from transvenous cardiac pacemakers may result in thromboembolism and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Although uncommon, both are potentially fatal complications. The latter is not well appreciated. The patient described illustrates this entity and the spectrum of venous thrombosis as a complication of intravascular foreign bodies is discussed.

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