Single-incision implantation of cardioverter defibrillators using nonthoracotomy lead systems.

@article{Hammel1994SingleincisionIO,
  title={Single-incision implantation of cardioverter defibrillators using nonthoracotomy lead systems.},
  author={Dieter Hammel and Michael A Block and A H Geiger and Dirk Boecker and T. F. X. Stadlbauer and G{\"u}nter Breithardt and Hans Heinrich Scheld},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={1614-6}
}
This study describes the placement of a newly designed implantable cardioverter defibrillator in a subpectoral device pocket using the incision for venous access in 16 patients undergoing implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator with a nonthoracotomy lead system. The endocardial lead system consisted of a right atrial/superior vena cava defibrillation spring electrode and a right ventricular bipolar sensing/defibrillation electrode, inserted by cephalic venotomy or by… CONTINUE READING