Long-term superiority of steroid elution in atrial active fixation platinum leads.

@article{Wiegand2000LongtermSO,
  title={Long-term superiority of steroid elution in atrial active fixation platinum leads.},
  author={Uwe K. H. Wiegand and Juergen Potratz and Hendrik Bonnemeier and Frank Bode and R Panik and Hermann Haase and Werner Peters and Hugo A. Katus},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2000},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={1003-9}
}
Steroid elution reduces the acute increase in stimulation threshold particularly in active fixation leads. The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term efficacy of steroid elution in atrial screw-in leads compared to conventional lead design. Two different bipolar active fixation platinum lead designs were implanted. Leads were similar except for the presence (group S, n = 66) or absence (group N, n = 68) of steroid elution. Patients received dual chamber pacemakers with the following… CONTINUE READING