Electrocardiographic Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Inadvertent Implantation of Permanent Pacemaker Lead in the Left Ventricular Cavity


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Inadvertent placement of a pacemaker lead electrode in the left ventricle is an unusual complication and the electrocardiogram is a useful tool for the diagnoses. We present such a patient and review the electrocardiographic characteristics that should raise such a possibility.