Journal Article

A novel technique for placement of coronary sinus pacing leads in cardiac resynchronization therapy

Demosthenes G. Katritsis

in EP Europace

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

Volume 9, issue 10, pages 878-879
Published in print October 2007 | ISSN: 1099-5129
Published online July 2007 | e-ISSN: 1532-2092 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/eum146
A novel technique for placement of coronary sinus pacing leads in cardiac resynchronization therapy

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A new technique for the placement of left ventricular pacing leads in the tributaries of the coronary sinus (CS) is described. Antegrade visualization of the CS is accomplished by selective coronary angiography, and a hydrophilic 0.032 in. wire is advanced along the CS. This facilitates the advancement of a CS sheath over a multipurpose diagnostic catheter. A hydrophilic angioplasty wire is then utilized for the negotiation of the inferior left ventricular vein and successful placement of the left ventricular pacing lead.

Keywords: Coronary sinus; Left ventricular pacing; Resynchronization

Journal Article.  553 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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