Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, February 25th, 2005
According to the report from the United States, "Placement of a pacing lead into a branch of the coronary sinus for biventricular pacing sometimes is difficult or impossible. Surgical completion typically has included immediate or subsequent thoracotomy lead placement with hookup to the device at the time of chest surgery."
J.D. Fisher and colleagues of Montefiore Medical Center wrote, "We describe an alternative procedure of complete device-lead hookup and permanent pocket closure in the electrophysiology laboratory. The left ventricular lead is an epicardial...
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