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Long-term follow-up of permanent transvenous pacing systems preserved during tricuspid valve replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20103276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients undergoing tricuspid valve replacement who already have a transvenous pacemaker system in the right ventricle are often recommended to have the ventricular lead removed and an epicardial system implanted. However, as a rule, the reliability of endocardial transvenous pacemaker leads has been superior to epicardial systems. Therefore, if the pacemaker lead in the ventricle is still performing well, it may be preferable to leave it in place. In this communication, we present the long-term follow-up results leaving the pacer lead in place by securing it in a position outside the prosthetic valve without interfering with the function of the prosthetic valve.
J Ernesto Molina; Connie L Roberts; David G Benditt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-27     Completed Date:  2010-03-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  318-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Electrophysiology Section, University of Minnesota, Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / methods*
Equipment Failure
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Block / complications,  therapy*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Time Factors
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / complications,  surgery*

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