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Ultrasound-guided thoracotomy for implantation of an epicardial left ventricular lead after left pneumonectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22833507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surgical placement of a left ventricular epicardial pacing lead is a valuable alternative to the standard approach of endovascular placement of a pacing lead in the coronary sinus for cardiac resynchronization therapy. Despite higher perioperative morbidity, surgically placed leads perform well with lower revision and dislocation rates. Moreover, surgery is the only option when an endovascular approach proves to be unsuccessful. We report a successful implantation of an epicardial left ventricular lead through an ultrasound-guided lateral left mini-thoracotomy in a patient with a severely disturbed thoracic anatomy due to left pneumonectomy.
Guy Vandenplas; Frederic Van Heuverswyn; Benny Drieghe; Stefaan Bouchez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-26     Completed Date:  2013-04-11     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  938-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Centre, University Hospital of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy*
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices*
Heart Failure / physiopathology,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Lung Neoplasms / surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Interventional*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / physiopathology,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Ventricular Function, Left

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