Chronic performance of a transvenous steroid pacing lead used as an epi- intramyocardial electrode

Peter P. Karpawich, Henry Walters, Mehdi Hakimi

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Abstract

Excessive surface fibrosis or fat limits effective electrode insertion in patients requiring epicardial pacing. We present chronic performance of a modified transvenous steroid lead used as an epi-intramyocardial electrode in a patient following repair of a univentricular heart after failure of both standard and steroid-eluting epicardial leads. Low implant threshold values remained stable during a 3-year postimplant interval demonstrating an effective and innovative approach to epicardial pacing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1486-1488
Number of pages3
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Congenital heart
  • Epicardial pacing
  • High threshold
  • Steroid-elution

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