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Permanent pacemaker failure due to surgical emphysema.
  1. S A Smith,
  2. P L Weissberg,
  3. L B Tan

    Abstract

    A 76 year old man developed a left pneumothorax after implantation of a permanent endocardial pacemaker via the left subclavian vein. The resulting surgical emphysema caused temporary failure of the pacing system.

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