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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 267-269

Twiddler's syndrome revisited


Department of Cardiology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumanto Mukhopadhyay
Department of Cardiology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata - 700 020, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2395-5414.177254

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Twiddler's Syndrome, first described by Bayliss, refers to a permanent malfunction of the pacemaker as a result of rotation of the device causing lead dislodgement. Since then, various cases of Twiddler and its variants such as Reel, Ratchet, and reverse Twiddler have been reported. This article reports two variants of Twiddler and reviews the literature on this interesting yet life-threatening complication of permanent pacing.


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