Journal Article

Lead selection and implantation technique for biventricular pacing

Bert Hansky, Sebastian Schulte-Eistrup, Jürgen Vogt, Holger Gueldner, Kazutomo Minami, Dieter Horstkotte and Reiner Körfer

in European Heart Journal Supplements

Published on behalf of European Society of Cardiology

Volume 6, issue suppl_D, pages D112-D116
Published in print August 2004 | ISSN: 1520-765X
Published online August 2004 | e-ISSN: 1554-2815 | DOI:
Lead selection and implantation technique for biventricular pacing

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Based on the recent experience of 464 patients with left ventricular pacing, we report on specific characteristics of various leads and lead types for left ventricular stimulation. In addition to describing the technique and indications for epicardial lead usage, commercially available coronary vein leads are introduced and discussed. Since there is no universally applicable coronary vein lead, the individually optimal lead choice and the sequelae of an erroneous lead selection are described in typical clinical examples.

Keywords: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy; Biventricular pacing; Implantation technique; Lead selection

Journal Article.  2288 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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