Successful management and long term outcome of an accidental subclavian artery injury with a 9 french dilator during pacemaker implantation with collagen-based closure device

Levente Molnár, Gábor Szűcs, Endre Zima, Szabolcs Szilágyi, Valentina Kutyifa, Dávid Becker, László Gellér, Béla Merkely

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Subclavian artery puncture and dilation with 9 Fr dilator during pacemaker implantation is a rare complication. We present a case, where this complication occurred and the injury was sealed with collagen-based closure device without any complications. Long term follow-up and the control angio-CT revealed no further late vascular complications. Therefore, use of a collagen based closure device for treating accidental iatrogenic subclavian artery injury can be a simple, successful alternative therapy when surgical direct vascular repair is not possible or not available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-218
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009



  • Closure devices
  • Injury
  • Pacemaker
  • Subclavian artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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