1 Know the anatomy.
2 Transvenous pacemaker implantation.
3 The pulse generator or ICD pocket.
4 Epicardial or epimyocardial pacing.
5 Problems with right ventricular apical pacing.
6 What type of lead fixation device do I use?.
7 Consider steerable stylets or catheters.
8 Safety in numbers – the belt and braces technique.
9 Do old leads need extraction?.
10 Stenosed venous channels.
11 Use of the coronary venous system.
12 Consider growth in teenagers.
Part 2 Patients, principles and problems.
Section A No previous cardiac surgery: pacemaker/ICD required.
13 Congenital atrioventricular block.
14 Congenitally corrected L-transposition of the great vessels.
15 Congenital long QT syndromes.
Section B No previous cardiac surgery: pacemaker/ICD a challenge.
16 Atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale.
17 Persistent left superior vena cava.
19 Ebstein’s anomaly.
Section C Previous corrective or palliative cardiac surgery.
20 D-Transposition of the great vessels.
21 Septal defects including tetralogy of fallot.
22 Repaired Ebstein’s anomaly.
Section D No venous access to ventricle.
23 Univentricular heart.
“This is a concise guide…that uses an easy to navigate format. It makes excellent use of tables, drawings, and clinical vignettes…” (Doody’s Review Service)
"This is a concise guide to implantation of devices in adult congenital heart disease patients that uses an easy to navigate format. It makes excellent use of tables, drawings, and clinical vignettes to illustrate obstacles that may be encountered. It serves as a review of relevant anatomy, identifying the most likely pitfalls in specific scenarios. The book also provides contemporary literature references." (Ramy A Badawi, MBBS MA MRCP, @Doody's Review Service)
- Decades of device therapy in one accessible resource
- This book is the must-have resource covering: how the anatomy differs; what surgical procedures were performed; the potential pitfalls and problems during device implantation