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Title: Sudden pain on pacemaker pocket followed by explosion in a patient with a permanent pacemaker
Authors: Ruiz Santana, Sergio 
Aguado-Bourrey, J. M.
Martin-Rodriguez, A.
Perez-Arriaga, M.
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
320501 Cardiología
Keywords: Pacemaker pocket
Permanent pacemaker
Issue Date: 1987
Journal: Chest (American College of Chest Physicians) 
Abstract: An 81-year-old woman with a mercury-zinc powered permanent pacemaker experienced the sudden pain on her pacemaker pocket followed by an explosion. We are aware of no other report of the spontaneous and symptomatic bursting of a generator battery with fracture of the pulse generator capsule.
ISSN: 0012-3692
DOI: 10.1378/chest.91.3.467
Source: Chest [ISSN 0012-3692],v. 91, p. 467-468
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