Reverberatory artifact from a pacemaker
by Nanda Navin C, Karakus Gültekin, Degirmencioglu Aleks

Manual of Echocardiography

by Navin C Nanda, Gültekin Karakuş, Aleks Değirmencioğlu
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This video clip displays two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. Parasternal long-axis view. Lower arrowhead shows a linear echo in the left atrium resembling a line or pacemaker but this patient does not have any catheter or pacemaker in the left atrium. This linear echo is a reverberatory artifact from a pacemaker located in the right ventricle (RV, upper arrowhead). (AV: Aortic valve; LA: Left atrium; LV: Left ventricle).

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