Recurrent pacemaker lead thrombosis in a patient with gene polymorphism: a rare case treated with thrombolytic therapy [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2013; 41(1): 64-67 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2013.03266

Recurrent pacemaker lead thrombosis in a patient with gene polymorphism: a rare case treated with thrombolytic therapy

S. Selim Ayhan1, Serkan Öztürk1, Mehmet Fatih Özlü1, Selma Düzenli2
1Department of Cardiology, Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, Bolu, Turkey
2Department of Medical Biology and Genetics, Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, Bolu, Turkey

Pacemaker (PM)-related thrombosis is an infrequent complication of pacing. We present the case of a 58-year-old man with heart failure and atrial fibrillation who had recurrent episodes of PM lead thrombosis while undergoing anticoagulation therapy. The patient was admitted to the hospital with complaints of dyspnea and palpitation. Echocardiography revealed normal right ventricular dimensions and an enlarged left ventricle with poor contractility and an ejection fraction of 20%. Transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated a large, mobile thrombus in the right atrium that was attached to the PM lead. The patient was successfully treated with a thrombolytic agent. Genetic tests revealed that the patient was a heterozygous carrier of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene mutation.

Keywords: Echocardiography, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase; pacemaker, artificial/adverse effects; prosthesis failure; thrombolytic therapy; venous thrombosis/diagnosis; heart diseases.

How to cite this article
S. Selim Ayhan, Serkan Öztürk, Mehmet Fatih Özlü, Selma Düzenli. Recurrent pacemaker lead thrombosis in a patient with gene polymorphism: a rare case treated with thrombolytic therapy. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2013; 41(1): 64-67

Corresponding Author: S. Selim Ayhan, Türkiye
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