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The use of a "side-wire" permanent transvenous pacing electrode for left ventricular pacing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11225798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It has been reported that biventricular pacing can improve the symptomatic status of patients with heart failure. However, using currently available transvenous left ventricular pacemaker leads the implantation procedure is difficult and has a high failure rate. We report the successful use of a new type of left ventricular pacing lead, the 'side-wire' pacing lead. This lead is initially introduced through a specifically designed guiding sheath to aid coronary sinus cannulation and then over a pre-positioned guide wire to aid final positioning. The more widespread introduction of this type of left ventricular pacing lead may reduce the difficulty of left ventricular pacing via the coronary sinus and thus improve the overall success rate of this therapeutic approach.
S Walker; T Levy; S Rex; V E Paul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1099-5129     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-27     Completed Date:  2001-04-26     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Harefield Hospital, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Ventricular Function*

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