Experience with a higher impedance, fixed helix, steroid-eluting pacing lead. The SWEET PICOTIP Rx Study Group.


A higher impedance, steroid-eluting pacing lead was studied in a multicenter trial. A total of 132 leads were implanted in 61 patients and the electrical characteristics were compared with historical controls. The study lead had a lower pacing threshold at 3 months, 0.72 +/- 0.33 versus 1.29 +/- 0.82 in the atrium and 0.71 +/- 0.25 versus 1.52 +/- 0.52 in… (More)