Leadless pacing in cardiac transplant recipients: Primary results of a multicenter case experience

Roberto Rordorf, Simone Savastano, Luca Bontempi, Valentina De Regibus, Ederina Mulargia, Enrico Baldi, Saverio Iacopino, Maurizio G. Lunati, Antonio Curnis

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Abstract

About 4.5–20% of patients after heart transplant require pacemaker (PM) implantation. The high infective risk profile and the low probability of pacing dependency make heart-transplanted patients the ideal candidates for a leadless single-chamber PM. We report the first multicenter experience of leadless PM implantation in a series of heart-transplanted patients with a long-term follow-up. Our data confirm the feasibility and acceptable safety of leadless device in this peculiar kind of patients, despite implantation seems to be slightly more challenging with respect to non-transplanted patients. Although more data are required, a leadless single-chamber surveillance PM seems a valuable option for heart-transplanted patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Volume60
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2020

Keywords

  • Heart transplantation
  • Leadless pacemaker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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