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Percutaneous coronary sinus interventions to facilitate implantation of left ventricular lead: a case series and review of literature.
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PMID:  22464774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Valves, stenosis, and occlusion in the coronary sinus (CS) may affect the success of left ventricular (LV) lead implantation in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). We present our experience in percutaneous CS intervention (PCSI) to facilitate LV lead implantation and stabilization.
METHODS AND RESULTS: Transvenous LV lead implantation was attempted for CRT in a total of 255 patients (mean age 61.0 ± 12.5 y; 60 female, 160 ischemic etiologies) from January 2005 to November 2010. Seventeen patients (6.7%) needed PCSI. PCSI indications were stenosis in 10 patients, CS valve in 5 patients, chronic venous occlusion in 1 patient, and LV lead stabilization in 1 patient. CS angioplasty was performed in 16 patients (6.2%) and stenting in 3 patients (1.2%) to facilitate LV lead placement. Two patients needed both balloon angioplasty and stenting. LV leads were successfully inserted in 15/17 (88.2%) of the patients who needed PCSI. There were no complications related to PCSI. The overall success rate of LV lead implantation increased from 238/255 (93.3%) to 253/255 (99.2%) with the use of PCSI.
CONCLUSIONS: PCSI is a useful and safe technique in transvenous LV lead placement in case of CS stenosis, valves, and lead instability.
Ali Oto; Kudret Aytemir; Sercan Okutucu; Ugur Canpolat; Levent Sahiner; Hilmi Ozkutlu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac failure     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1532-8414     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Card. Fail.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9442138     Medline TA:  J Card Fail     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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