Reversing cardiac resynchronization therapy non-responder status in a patient with a surgically placed epicardial left ventricular lead by switching to an active fixation coronary sinus lead

H. Nagele, S. Behrens, M. Azizi
2008 Europace  
puncture. Both the patients improved haemodynamically after the activation of IABP, and the implantations were successfully completed other than the epicardially implanted LV lead in Case 1. No other procedure-related complications were observed. In conclusion, activation of IABP may be a safe and beneficial option for completing the procedure in patients experiencing acute heart failure worsening during CRT implantation. This approach could eliminate both the need for re-operation and diminish
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