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Suicide attempt by complete self-removal of a 12-year-old permanent pacemaker system: case report

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title = "Suicide attempt by complete self-removal of a 12-year-old permanent pacemaker system: case report",
abstract = "INTRODUCTION: Psychological adaption after pacemaker implantation can be challenging in patients with psychiatric disease. Suicide by self-removal of a permanent pacemaker system is a rare phenomenon described in a few cases in patients with psychiatric disorders.METHODS AND RESULTS: We describe a case of attempted suicide by complete self-removal of a 12-year-old permanent pacemaker system in a 70-year-old male patient with a bipolar disorder and a history of previous suicide attempts.CONCLUSIONS: Suicide attempt by self-removal of a permanent pacemaker system is very rare. In patients with a history of psychiatric disease and previous suicide attempts, careful information about the function of a pacemaker should be given.",
keywords = "Aged, Bipolar Disorder/complications, Device Removal/adverse effects, Hemorrhage/diagnosis, Humans, Male, Pacemaker, Artificial, Suicide, Attempted/psychology, Time Factors",
author = "Norgaard, {Mette Lykke} and Thomas Melchior and Thomas Wagner and Ketil Haugan",
note = "{\textcopyright} 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.",
year = "2014",
month = jan,
doi = "10.1111/jce.12295",
language = "English",
volume = "25",
pages = "99--100",
journal = "Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology",
issn = "1045-3873",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc",
number = "1",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Suicide attempt by complete self-removal of a 12-year-old permanent pacemaker system

T2 - case report

AU - Norgaard, Mette Lykke

AU - Melchior, Thomas

AU - Wagner, Thomas

AU - Haugan, Ketil

N1 - © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

PY - 2014/1

Y1 - 2014/1

N2 - INTRODUCTION: Psychological adaption after pacemaker implantation can be challenging in patients with psychiatric disease. Suicide by self-removal of a permanent pacemaker system is a rare phenomenon described in a few cases in patients with psychiatric disorders.METHODS AND RESULTS: We describe a case of attempted suicide by complete self-removal of a 12-year-old permanent pacemaker system in a 70-year-old male patient with a bipolar disorder and a history of previous suicide attempts.CONCLUSIONS: Suicide attempt by self-removal of a permanent pacemaker system is very rare. In patients with a history of psychiatric disease and previous suicide attempts, careful information about the function of a pacemaker should be given.

AB - INTRODUCTION: Psychological adaption after pacemaker implantation can be challenging in patients with psychiatric disease. Suicide by self-removal of a permanent pacemaker system is a rare phenomenon described in a few cases in patients with psychiatric disorders.METHODS AND RESULTS: We describe a case of attempted suicide by complete self-removal of a 12-year-old permanent pacemaker system in a 70-year-old male patient with a bipolar disorder and a history of previous suicide attempts.CONCLUSIONS: Suicide attempt by self-removal of a permanent pacemaker system is very rare. In patients with a history of psychiatric disease and previous suicide attempts, careful information about the function of a pacemaker should be given.

KW - Aged

KW - Bipolar Disorder/complications

KW - Device Removal/adverse effects

KW - Hemorrhage/diagnosis

KW - Humans

KW - Male

KW - Pacemaker, Artificial

KW - Suicide, Attempted/psychology

KW - Time Factors

U2 - 10.1111/jce.12295

DO - 10.1111/jce.12295

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 24102772

VL - 25

SP - 99

EP - 100

JO - Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

JF - Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

SN - 1045-3873

IS - 1

ER -

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