Cardiovascular Pharmacology: Open Access

Cardiovascular Pharmacology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6607

Madjarov J. M

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute Cardiothoracic Surgery Kenilworth, United States

  • Short Article   
    Novel exprapericardial approach for implantable cardioverter defibrillator
    Author(s): Madjarov J. M*

    The number of patients who meet the criteria for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) has significantly increased over the past decade. Transvenous leads have become the procedure of choice. However, many patients who may benefit from ICD therapy are not candidates for a transvenous device. The purpose of this study was to evaluate ICD implantation using extrapericardial leads with a minimally invasive approach as a proof of concept. Yorkshire pigs (n = 9) were anesthetized and mechanically ventilated. All animals were divided into two groups: group 1 included healthy animals that went through ICD implantation, and group 2 included ICD implantation after induction of acute myocardial infarction. A bipolar defibrillation lead was introduced using .. Read More»

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