Permanent biventricular ICD-implantation in a heart failure second re-do-CABG patient : a case report

  • Biventricular pacing has been suggested in end-stage heart failure. We present a 59-year-old patient undergoing second re-do CABG (coronary artery bypass graft) and carotid artery endarterectomy. Ejection fraction was 15%, QRS-width 175 ms. Following the carotid and CABG procedure, an implanted single-chamber ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) was upgraded to permanent biventricular DDD pacing by implantation of one epicardial left ventricular and one epicardial atrial electrode. At follow-up two months postoperatively ejection fraction had significantly improved to 45%, the patient underwent stress test with adequate load and reported a good quality of life.

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Author:Omer Dzemali, Nadejda MonsefiORCiDGND, Anton Moritz, Peter Kleine
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Parent Title (English):Cases journal
Publisher:BioMed Central
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2009/04/24
Date of first Publication:2009/01/15
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/04/24
Page Number:3
First Page:1
Last Page:3
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Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
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