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Use of an active-fixation coronary sinus lead to implant a biventricular pacemaker via the femoral vein.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20200636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac resynchronization therapy, which involves the placement of a pacing lead in the right atrium and in each ventricle, is effective in treating heart failure that is caused by left bundle branch block and cardiomyopathy. The left ventricular lead is usually placed into a lateral branch of the coronary sinus via the subclavian route. When the subclavian route is unavailable, insertion of a standard, passive-fixation coronary sinus lead via the femoral approach is feasible; however, the likelihood of subsequent dislodgment is high. Herein, we describe the placement of a novel, self-retaining, active-fixation coronary sinus lead--the Attain StarFix Model 4195 OTW Lead--in an elderly heart-failure patient, via the femoral approach. We believe that this is the 1st report of this procedure.
Adrian Shandling; Daniel Donohue; Serge Tobias; Iris Wu; Ramandeep Brar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-04     Completed Date:  2010-05-20     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Memorial Heart Institute, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, California 90806, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cardiac Catheterization*
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / methods*
Equipment Design
Femoral Vein*
Heart Failure / physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy*
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Treatment Outcome

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