Left ventricular lead stabilization to retain cardiac resynchronization therapy at long term: when is it advisable?

@article{Biffi2014LeftVL,
  title={Left ventricular lead stabilization to retain cardiac resynchronization therapy at long term: when is it advisable?},
  author={Mauro Biffi and Matteo Bertini and Matteo Ziacchi and Igor Diemberger and Cristian Martignani and Giuseppe Boriani},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={533-40}
}
AIMS Left ventricular (LV) lead dislodgement occurs in about 10.6% of patients in the first 12 months after cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator implantation, and causes lack of clinical improvement, repeated surgery, and predisposes to infective complications and death. To understand the factors predictive of lead dislodgement, and to… CONTINUE READING