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Method for the rapid and atraumatic insertion of permanent endocardial pacemaker electrodes through the subclavian vein.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  433781     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred sixty-four permanent pacemaker implantations through the subclavian vein were accomplished by 17 different physicians at four institutions utilizing a specially constructed peel-away introducer. Fourteen attempts (8.3 percent) to cannulate the subclavian vein were unsuccessful. There were four cases of pneumothorax (2.4 percent) and two cases of hematoma formation (1.2 percent). The procedure has the advantage of a rapid and atraumatic insertion of a variety of transvenous pacemaker electrodes, and the avoidance of surgical dissection for a venous entrance site.
P O Littleford; V Parsonnet; S D Spector
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1979 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-06-26     Completed Date:  1979-06-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  980-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electrodes, Implanted*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation,  methods*
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Subclavian Vein / surgery*
Time Factors
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