PMID: 108051May 1, 1979

Dislodgment of pacemaker electrode simulating focal motor seizure

Chest
E CatherwoodA Adam

Abstract

The unusual finding of dislocation of the electrode of a pacemaker in a patient caused repetitive twitching of the right leg. Initial confusion with focal motor seizure resulted in the administration of antiepileptic medication. Malposition of the electrode was confirmed by appropriate roentgenographic studies, and subsequent repositioning terminated the episode.

References

Feb 15, 1975·British Medical Journal·S C Bettencourt-Gomes
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Jul 1, 1972·Circulation·J J RubensteinR W DeSanctis
May 8, 1967·JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association·G K DanielsonB Surawicz

Citations

Mar 1, 1993·The American Journal of Emergency Medicine·R B Vukmir
Sep 1, 1981·Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE·P J RadcliffeD E Ward
Feb 7, 2020·JA Clinical Reports·Kanae TanabeTakashi Matsukawa

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