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Coronary Venous Lead Implantation after an Evaluation by Virtual Histology Intravascular Ultrasound and Stenting of a Stenosis
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2011
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Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 36, Issue 2, pages e59–e63, February 2013
How to Cite
YAMASAKI, H., TADA, H., ARIMOTO, T., SEKIGUCHI, Y., SATO, A. and AONUMA, K. (2013), Coronary Venous Lead Implantation after an Evaluation by Virtual Histology Intravascular Ultrasound and Stenting of a Stenosis. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 36: e59–e63. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03157.x
- Issue published online: 4 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 26 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 31 JAN 2011
- coronary vein stenosis;
- intravascular ultrasound;
We describe a patient who developed coronary vein (CV) stenosis shortly (<3 months) after an initial left ventricular (LV) lead implantation with significant fibrous tissue. The virtual histological intravascular ultrasound analysis was useful for characterizing the plaque component of the stenotic lesion and formulating the strategy. A summarized review of the CV angioplasty for LV lead implantations disclosed that CV stenosis was often found in patients who had a previous history of cardiac surgery or an LV lead implantation and that a stent implantation was required to deploy the LV lead in the targeted CV in some (9.3%) patients. (PACE 2013; 36:e59–e63)