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Transvenous biventricular pacing in a child after congenital heart surgery as an alternative therapy for congestive heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14521666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transvenous Biventricular Pacing in Children. Cardiac resynchronization therapy improves short-term and long-term hemodynamics in adult patients with congestive heart failure and left bundle branch block. We describe the feasibility of transvenous biventricular pacemaker implantation in a 6-year-old child with heart failure and wide QRS complex after congenital heart surgery. Myocardial tissue Doppler imaging was used to demonstrate intraventricular dyssynchrony and resynchronization after cardiac resynchronization therapy. During 1-year follow-up, symptomatology and hemodynamic parameters improved.
Nico A Blom; Jeroen J Bax; Jaap Ottenkamp; Martin J Schalij
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1045-3873     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-02     Completed Date:  2004-04-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1110-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / methods*
Complementary Therapies / methods
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  surgery*
Heart Failure / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy*
Heart Ventricles*
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Treatment Failure
Treatment Outcome

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