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Passive fixation defibrillation lead in right ventricular outflow tract with excellent long-term result – case report

Tomasz Rudzinski, Magdalena Klosinska, Michal Ciesielczyk

CaseRepClinPractRev 2006; 7:174-176

ID: 452945

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Background: Standard positioning of defibrillation leads in right ventricular apex does not always allow
acceptable sensing, pacing and defibrillation paramaters to be achieved.
Case Report: We report a case of successful passive fixation defibrillation lead implantation in right ventricular outflow tract with excellent performance at six months follow-up.
Conclusions: Right ventricular outflow tract may be a reasonable alternative site for positioning defibrillation leads even if active fixation leads are not available at the moment of implantation.

Keywords: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, passive fixation defibrillation lead, right ventricular outflow tract