Where are the left ventricular leads really implanted? A study of 90 consecutive patients.

@article{DIvernois2008WhereAT,
  title={Where are the left ventricular leads really implanted? A study of 90 consecutive patients.},
  author={Christophe D'Ivernois and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Lesage and Patrick Blanc},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={554-9}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a recognized treatment for severe heart failure. The recommended left ventricular (LV) lead position is at the lateral or posterolateral wall. However, LV leads cannot always be implanted at the expected site. The aim of our study was to describe in a large series of patients the anatomical position really achieved by LV leads at implant. METHOD In consecutive patients referred for CRT, we determined the LV lead implantation success rate… CONTINUE READING

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