Pacemaker lead placement via a small cephalic vein

Paul J. Gordon, Alexander Pak, Tomas Salerno, Thomas Z. Lajos

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Abstract

The development of implantable defibrillators with single lead systems has necessitated the need for larger transvenous electrodes. This article describes a modified Seldinger technique that can be used when the cephalic vein is too small to allow passage of these larger leads. When successful, the procedure eliminates the need for direct needle cannulation of the subclavian vein and the accompanying risk of pneumothorax.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-595
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume62
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Subclavian Vein
Implantable Defibrillators
Pneumothorax
Catheterization
Needles
Veins
Electrodes
Head

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Pacemaker lead placement via a small cephalic vein. / Gordon, Paul J.; Pak, Alexander; Salerno, Tomas; Lajos, Thomas Z.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 62, No. 2, 01.08.1996, p. 594-595.

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Gordon, Paul J. ; Pak, Alexander ; Salerno, Tomas ; Lajos, Thomas Z. / Pacemaker lead placement via a small cephalic vein. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1996 ; Vol. 62, No. 2. pp. 594-595.
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