Development of a new lead for in utero fetal pacing.

  title={Development of a new lead for in utero fetal pacing.},
  author={Younes Boudjemline and Jonathan Rosenblatt and Gr{\'e}goire de La Villeon and J L Benifla and Damien Bonnet and Jean-Marie Jouannic},
  journal={Prenatal diagnosis},
  volume={30 2},
BACKGROUND The results from preliminary studies on fetal pacing preclude an application to the human fetus. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of acute fetal cardiac pacing following ultrasound-guided epicardial anchorage of a new pacing lead dedicated to the fetal heart. METHODS In 12 pregnant ewes, a needle was placed in contact with cardiac chambers under echo-guidance. Using the lumen of the needle, a 3-Fr pacing lead was advanced and fixed on the cardiac wall using… CONTINUE READING