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Idiopathic brachial plexopathy after pacemaker implant.
Kumar, Devesh; Singal, Aayush K; Bansal, Raghav; Das, Animesh; Rangarajan, Krithika; Kumar, Atin.
  • Kumar D; Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Singal AK; Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Bansal R; Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Das A; Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Rangarajan K; Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Kumar A; Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol ; 45(4): 574-577, 2022 04.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1794593
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A middle-aged woman presented with symptomatic complete heart block and underwent an uneventful dual chamber pacemaker implantation. Three weeks post procedure, she developed left arm pain and weakness, with neurological localization to the lower trunk of left brachial plexus. Possibilities of traumatic compression by the device/leads or postoperative idiopathic brachial plexopathy were considered. After ruling out traumatic causes, she was started on oral steroids, to which she responded remarkably. This case highlights the importance of recognizing this rare cause of brachial plexopathy following pacemaker implantation, because not only does an expedited diagnosis and medical treatment lead to prompt recovery with minimal neurological deficits, but it also circumvents an unnecessary surgical re-exploration.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Pacemaker, Artificial / Brachial Plexus / Brachial Plexus Neuropathies Type of study: Diagnostic study Limits: Female / Humans / Middle aged Language: English Journal: Pacing Clin Electrophysiol Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Pace.14421

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Pacemaker, Artificial / Brachial Plexus / Brachial Plexus Neuropathies Type of study: Diagnostic study Limits: Female / Humans / Middle aged Language: English Journal: Pacing Clin Electrophysiol Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Pace.14421