Pacing in adults with congenital heart disease

Anjan S. Batra, Seshadri Balaji

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Abstract

Adults with congenital heart disease constitute one of the fastest growing populations in cardiology. Pacing is an integral part of their therapy and may reduce their morbidity and mortality significantly. The current generation of pacemakers is more sophisticated and complex, and they are being utilized for indications other than conduction abnormalities, such as termination of tachycardia and improvement of heart failure. The complex anatomy and history of multiple previous surgeries in adults with congenital heart disease, however, pose many limitations and technical challenges related to the placement of a pacemaker. Unique and innovative approaches to endocardial lead placement and improved epicardial leads is making pacemaker implantation more feasible in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-670
Number of pages8
JournalExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Pacemaker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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