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Successful implantation of a bipolar epicardial lead and an autocapture pacemaker in a low-body-weight infant with congenital atrioventricular block: report of a case.

Authors
  • Tomita, Y
  • Imoto, Y
  • Tominaga, R
  • Yasui, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgery today
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2000
Volume
30
Issue
6
Pages
555–557
Identifiers
PMID: 10883472
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A permanent pacemaker system was successfully implanted into a low-body-weight infant with congenital atrioventricular (AV) block, using a bipolar epicardial CapSure Epi lead and an autocaptured Pacesetter Solus-micro VVIR pacemaker. The calculated life span of the pacemaker generator is 5 years with a heart rate of 120/min and an output of 1.2 V (0.31 ms), and fortunately, its threshold was autocaptured. Thus, we can conclude that the combination of a steroid-eluted bipolar epicardial lead and the smallest possible autocaptured pacemaker generator is most suitable for a neonate or young infant.

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