Chapter 6. Implantation of a CRT Device

  1. Kenneth A. Ellenbogen MD2 and
  2. Angelo Auricchio MD, PhD Director3
  1. Christian Sticherling MD, FESC Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory

Published Online: 26 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303452.ch6

Pacing to Support the Failing Heart

Pacing to Support the Failing Heart

How to Cite

Sticherling, C. (2008) Implantation of a CRT Device, in Pacing to Support the Failing Heart (eds K. A. Ellenbogen and A. Auricchio), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303452.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Kontos Professor of Cardiology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, USA

  2. 3

    Heart Failure Service, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

Book Series:

  1. The AHA Clinical Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Elliott Antman

Series Editor Information

  1. Samuel A. Levine Cardiac Unit, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175340

Online ISBN: 9781444303452



  • CRT implants;
  • cardiac resynchronization therapy;
  • implantation techniques;
  • CRT implantation in catheterization laboratory;
  • implantation of RV and RA leads;
  • coronary sinus cannulation;
  • LV lead testing;
  • high LV-pacing thresholds;
  • coronary sinus dissection, perforation, and tamponade


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Key Points

  • Introduction

  • Anatomy of the coronary sinus

  • Implantation techniques

  • Troubleshooting

  • Surgical placement of LV leads

  • Summary

  • References