Management of pacing system related complications in patients undergoing dynamic cardiomyoplasty

Roberto Lorusso, Chester Struble, Federico Bianchetti, Anna Marchini, Antonio Curnis, Ottavio Alfieri

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Integrity of the electrical circuit is a necessary requirement for appropriate heart/wrapped skeletal muscle interaction to be achieved in cardiomyoplasty. This article describes the management of two different complications after a cardiomyoplasty procedure involving the electrical system (infection of the abdominal cardiomyostimulator pocket and intramuscular lead fracture). Minimal approaches were carried out, which ensured the successful treatment of the infective and of the mechanical insult, and represent useful strategy for solving such uncommon problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Issue number1 I
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Cardiomyoplasty
  • Pacemaker infection
  • Skeletal muscle stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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