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Use of tunnelled active fixation leads allows reliable temporary pacing over prolonged periods

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Abstract:

Abstract

Temporary tunnelled pacing (TTP) is an alternative method of providing temporary pacing in which an active fixation permanent pacing lead is placed fluoroscopically through percutaneous venous access, tunnelled subcutaneously and connected to a resterilized external pulse generator. Our study shows that temporary tunnelled pacing is a safe and reliable method of achieving prolonged temporary pacing. We believe that temporary tunnelled pacing should be considered as an option in all patients who have an indication for prolonged temporary pacing.

Keywords: active fixation; complication; temporary pacing

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01750.x

Affiliations: 1: Department of Anaesthesia and Surgery, Wellington School of Medicine, Wellington 2: Green Lane Cardiovascular Service, Auckland Hospital, Auckland

Publication date: 2008-09-01

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