Rescue leadless pacemaker implantation in a pacemaker-dependent patient with congenital heart disease and no alternative routes for pacing

Mohamed Sanhoury, Gaetano Fassini, Fabrizio Tundo, Massimo Moltrasio, Valentina Ribatti, Giuseppe Lumia, Flavia Nicoli, Elisabetta Mancini, Annalisa Filtz, Claudio Tondo

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Congenital heart disease patients are considered a unique group of patients regarding their high risk of conduction abnormalities, whether de novo or surgically induced, and the challenges in both implantation and management of device related complications. We present a case of a pacemaker-dependent patient with congenital heart disease who experienced complications of both previous epicardial and transvenous pacing which rendered her a non-suitable candidate of both routes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Atrial Fibrillation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2017



  • Congenital heart disease
  • Epicardial pacing system
  • Leadless pacemaker
  • Transvenous pacing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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