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Abolition of diaphragmatic pacing by nonsurgical retraction of a left ventricular lead.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19659635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes the nonsurgical elimination of intractable diaphragmatic stimulation by partial withdrawal of a left ventricular (LV) pacing lead (in the coronary venous system) with resultant preservation of LV pacing. The procedure entailed the use of a deflectable catheter in the right atrium for ensnaring the LV lead. At the 3-month follow-up, the absence of diaphragmatic stimulation was associated with a satisfactory LV pacing threshold and dramatic clinical improvement from effectual biventricular pacing.
Bengt Herweg; S Serge Barold
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-07     Completed Date:  2009-10-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1105-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Arrhythmia Service, Florida Heart Rhythm Institute, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / adverse effects*
Device Removal / methods*
Electric Injuries / etiology*,  prevention & control*
Electrodes, Implanted / adverse effects*
Muscular Diseases / etiology*,  prevention & control*
Treatment Outcome

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