Chapter 1. Know the Anatomy

  1. Harry G Mond MBBS, MD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FHRS, FACC, DDU1 and
  2. Peter P Karpawich MD, FAAP, FACC2

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750940.ch1

Pacing Options in the Adult Patient with Congenital Heart Disease

Pacing Options in the Adult Patient with Congenital Heart Disease

How to Cite

Mond, H. G. and Karpawich, P. P. (eds) (2007) Know the Anatomy, in Pacing Options in the Adult Patient with Congenital Heart Disease, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470750940.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Specialist Physician, Department of Cardiology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Services, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155694

Online ISBN: 9780470750940



  • cardiovascular anatomy;
  • congenital heart disease;
  • venous atrium;
  • fluoroscopic appearances;
  • pulmonary circulation


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Transvenous pacemaker implantation

  • The pulse generator or ICD pocket

  • Epicardial or epimyocardial pacing

  • Problems with right ventricular apical pacing

  • What type of lead fixation device do I use?

  • Consider steerable stylets or catheters

  • Safety in numbers - the belt and braces technique

  • Do old leads need extraction?

  • Stenosed venous channels

  • Use of the coronary venous system

  • Consider growth in teenagers