Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Oct 26, 2021; 9(30): 9192-9197
Published online Oct 26, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i30.9192
Temporary pacemaker protected transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in a patient with acute variceal bleeding and bradyarrhythmia: A case report
Xin Yao, Shi-Hui Li, Li-Rong Fu, Shan-Hong Tang, Jian-Ping Qin
Xin Yao, Shi-Hui Li, Li-Rong Fu, Shan-Hong Tang, Jian-Ping Qin, Department of Gastroenterology, General Hospital of Western Theater Command, Chengdu 610083, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: Yao X performed the operation and wrote the paper; Li SH and Fu LR collected the data; Tang SH collected the data; Qin JP participated in and guided the operation, conceptualized the idea, and finalized the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Jian-Ping Qin, MD, Chief Doctor, Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology, General Hospital of Western Theater Command, No. 270 Rongdu Road, Chengdu 610083, Sichuan Province, China.
Received: April 19, 2021
Peer-review started: April 19, 2021
First decision: July 15, 2021
Revised: July 15, 2021
Accepted: September 6, 2021
Article in press: September 6, 2021
Published online: October 26, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) has been applied extensively in the treatment of cirrhotic patients presenting with portal hypertension; however, treating cirrhotic patients with bradyarrhythmia presents a great challenge due to the possibility of serious cardiac complications. In our case report, a 64-year-old male patient who was confirmed with bradyarrhythmia by ambulatory electrocardiogram 24 h before the operation was successfully treated by TIPS under temporary pacemaker protection.