Leadless cardiac pacing: What primary care providers and non-EP cardiologists should know

@article{Kiehl2016LeadlessCP,
  title={Leadless cardiac pacing: What primary care providers and non-EP cardiologists should know},
  author={E. Kiehl and Daniel J Cantillon},
  journal={Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={83},
  pages={S24 - S34}
}
  • E. Kiehl, Daniel J Cantillon
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
  • Over the last 50 years, the use of transvenous pacemakers has been constrained by long-term complications that affect more than 1 in 10 patients, largely attributable to the endovascular leads and surgical pocket. Leadless cardiac pacing involves a self-contained pacemaker deployed directly into the heart without a lead or incisional access. The procedure has shown promise, eliminating pocket-related complications. Other advantages include postprocedural shoulder mobility and the ability to… CONTINUE READING
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