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Endocardial Ventricular Pacing Through a Bioprosthetic Tricuspid Valve


Address for reprints: Dante Antonelli, M.D., Department of Cardiology, Ha'Emek Medical Center, Afula 18101, Israel. Fax: (972)4-6591414; e-mail:


A patient with bioprosthetic tricuspid valve was treated with ventricular endocardial pacing using a new delivery system consisting of a steerable catheter and a 4.1 F bipolar, fixed-screw, steroid eluting lead. The functioning of the lead and bioprosthetic tricuspid valve was excellent during the following year.