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Right ventricular and tricuspid valve function in patients with two ventricular pacemaker leads.
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PMID:  14973355     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: In this echocardiographic study we investigated the long-term effect of retained ventricular leads on RV and tricuspid valve function in patients with permanent pacemakers. Forty patients, 18 with two (group I) and 22 with one (group II) ventricular lead were assessed echocardiographically at an average of 39 months after the second lead implantation in group I and 80 months after the lead implantation in group II. The sum of the lead body diameter in group I was significantly greater than the body diameter in group II (P < 0.000). There was no significant difference between the groups with respect to chamber diameters and ventricular or valvular functions. The distributions of the different tricuspid regurgitation (TR) grades were similar, with the majority of patients in both groups having mild TR. Retained second pacemaker leads do not have an additional negative effect on right ventricular and tricuspid valve function.
Cengiz Celiker; M Serdar Küçükoglu; Alev Arat-Ozkan; Nuran Yazicioglu; Sinan Uner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese heart journal     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0021-4868     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn Heart J     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-19     Completed Date:  2004-04-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401175     Medline TA:  Jpn Heart J     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul University, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Tricuspid Valve / physiopathology*
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / physiopathology*,  therapy,  ultrasonography
Ventricular Function, Right*

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