Left ventricular guidewire pacing for transcatheter aortic valve implantation


  • Conflict of interest: Dr. Wenaweser is proctor for Medtronic CoreValve. The other authors have no disclosures regarding this manuscript.


Previous reports prove the safety and efficacy of cardiac pacing employing a guidewire in the left ventricle as unipolar pacing electrode. We describe the use of left ventricular guidewire pacing as an alternative to conventional transvenous temporary right ventricular pacing in the context of transcatheter aortic valve implantation. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.