Leadless pacemaker placement to preserve central veins

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We report a case of successful placement of a leadless pacemaker in a dialysis patient to preserve the central veins for future vascular access creation” Maradey et al (2018).

Abstract:

Cardiac rhythm disorder is frequently encountered in hemodialysis patients and is often treated with a cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED). The conventional CIED requires placement of transvenous leads resulting in subclinical central venous stenosis, which can adversely affect the successful creation of a permanent dialysis vascular access. The technological advancement of a leadless pacemaker provides an opportunity to implement a strategy to preserve central veins in patients with chronic kidney disease. We report a case of successful placement of a leadless pacemaker in a dialysis patient to preserve the central veins for future vascular access creation.



Reference:

Maradey, J.A., Jao, G.T. and Vachharajani, T.J. (2018) Leadless pacemaker placement in a patient with chronic kidney disease: A strategy to preserve central veins. April 26th. .

doi: 10.1111/hdi.12665.

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