Journal Article

A novel technique for right ventricular lead placement in a patient with a persistent left superior vena cava

Marcos Daccarett, Rakesh K. Pai, Moeen Abedin, Nathan M. Segerson and Mohamed H. Hamdan

in EP Europace

Published on behalf of European Heart Rhythm Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Volume 9, issue 3, pages 200-201
Published in print March 2007 | ISSN: 1099-5129
Published online January 2007 | e-ISSN: 1532-2092 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/eul183
A novel technique for right ventricular lead placement in a patient with a persistent left superior vena cava

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Persistent left superior vena cava is the most common venous anomaly of the thorax. If unrecognized, it could lead to catheter malplacement and even vascular injuries. We describe a novel use of a Worley sheath for the delivery of a right ventricular (RV) endocardial pacing lead in a 65-year-old male with a persistent left superior vena cava. After failed attempts with the standard stylets, use of the Worley sheath aided successful lead deployment. We conclude that when used appropriately, the Worley sheath is a tool that could be helpful in pacing lead placement in patients with persistent left superior vena cava.

Keywords: Persistent left superior vena cava; Right ventricle pacing lead deployment; Worley sheath

Journal Article.  687 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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