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VATS Epicardial LV Lead Placement

Monday, May 25, 2020

Kraev A. VATS Epicardial LV Lead Placement. May 2020. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.12350456

This is a short slideshow and video on how to place an epicardial LV lead using the VATS technique. This is usually indicated in patients who need a CRT-D device, and in whom a transvenous LV lead could not be placed.  


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Excellent video. However, I have one query. How do you assess the best site for placing the lead. In the open technique, I usually apply the cable clips on different sites to look at the impedance and choose the site with the most favorable value. How do you propose to select the best site in VATS?

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