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Pacemaker electrode implantation in patients with persistent left superior vena cava.
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PMID:  1739529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four out of 661 consecutive patients with permanent endocardial VVI pacing had the pacing lead introduced through a persistent left superior vena cava. It was difficult to introduce the lead from the right atrium into the right ventricle because the tip of the lead tended to be deflected away from the tricuspid orifice. This difficulty was overcome by shaping the lead into a pigtail with 3-4 cm wide loop. This avoided the risk of entering a branch of the coronary sinus in order to reach the right atrium. This technique made it easier to position the lead in the right ventricular apex. There were no complications in these four patients during a mean follow up of three years.
F Zerbe; J Bornakowski; W Sarnowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-25     Completed Date:  1992-03-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology, Medical Academy, Poznaán, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Electrodes, Implanted*
Heart / radiography
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*,  radiography

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