Acute pericardial tamponade due to screw-in atrial lead heart perforation

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A case of peri-procedural perforation of right atrium following the implantation of atrial screw-in lead in a 74-year-old man is reported. The perforation caused acute pericardial tamponade and worsening of the patient's clinical and haemodynamic conditions. Urgent surgical intervention with lead extraction was performed.

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