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Venous cutdown for pacemaker implantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3963922     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two hundred sixty-eight dual-chamber pacemaker implants using polyurethane leads for atrium and ventricle were analyzed for the vein of entry for both atrial and ventricular leads. The cephalic vein was used for both leads in 61.2%, the external jugular vein for both leads in 8.6%, both veins in 7.8%, and the subclavian vein alone in 16.4%. The total for venous cutdown alone was 77.6%. There were no complications relevant to the vein of approach for the venous cutdown leads, but there was one pneumothorax requiring thoracic intubation for the subclavian puncture route. Venous cutdown is satisfactory for dual-chamber pacing requiring two lead systems.
S Furman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-30     Completed Date:  1986-04-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  438-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arm / blood supply*
Jugular Veins / surgery*
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Subclavian Vein / surgery*
Veins / surgery

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