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The use of active fixation electrodes for permanent endocardial pacing via a persistent left superior vena cava.
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PMID:  6176955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients underwent permanent endocardial pacing for complete atrioventricular block. In each case a persistent left superior vena cava was either suspected or known to be present. An active fixation electrode was passed down the left superior vena cava and the tip positioned in the apex of the right ventricle. Stable ventricular pacing was achieved for the follow-up period of approximately six months. With the availability of such active fixation electrodes the presence of a persistent left superior vena cava no longer mandates insertion of an endocardial electrode via the right superior vena cava, when present, or implantation of an epicardial pacing system.
K J Hellestrand; D E Ward; R S Bexton; A J Camm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-08     Completed Date:  1982-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Electrodes, Implanted
Heart Block / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*

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