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Magnetic resonance imaging-based biventricular pacemaker upgrade.
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PMID:  15271027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a patient with drug refractory severe chronic ischemic heart failure, atrial fibrillation with bradycardia, and left bundle branch block who had a failed implantation of a biventricular pacemaker because of a high left ventricular pacing threshold. VVI pacemaker implantation had not improved the patient's condition. MRI-guided biventricular pacemaker upgrade had been performed with a left ventricular epicardial lead at the lateral region where a 4-mm thickening during systole had been proven. After 6 months of effective resynchronization, the patient's functional class improved to NYHA II without further need of hospitalization.
Attila Róka; Tamás Simor; Hajnalka Vágó; Csaba Minorics; György Acsády; Béla Merkely
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-23     Completed Date:  2004-11-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1011-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / complications,  therapy
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Electrodes, Implanted
Heart Block / complications,  therapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine*
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Ventricular Function, Left

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