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The small-tined pacemaker lead--absence of dislodgement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6160506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Medtronic 6961 unipolar transvenous ventricular lead has four symmetrically placed, small tines that protrude backward just proximal to the tip, and are designed to become entrapped beneath or between right ventricular trabeculae. One hundred leads were implanted. Initially, the leads were more difficult to position at the right ventricular apex as the tines tended to anchor on intracardiac structures. This was overcome by rotating the lead. The time of negotiating the lead from right atrium to right ventricular apex averaged 3.1 minutes for all leads. The first 20 procedures averaged 4.2 minutes and the last 20 averaged 2.1 minutes. In this latter group, 11 of the 20 passages took 60 seconds or less. Once adequate positioning was obtained, the lead was retracted using slight tension to demonstrate tip entrapment. There were no lead dislodgements. Eight deaths occurred following institution of pacing and lead dislodgement was not detected in any of these cases. Four patients had complications associated with pacing, two transient diaphragmatic pacing not requiring reoperation, one right ventricular perforation and one raised threshold with intermittent failure of pacing without lead perforation or dislodgement. Because of the absence of dislodgement, this lead appears to have significant advantages over conventional leads.
H Mond; G Sloman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1980 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-02-24     Completed Date:  1981-02-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electrodes, Implanted*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Follow-Up Studies
Pacemaker, Artificial*

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