New alternative approach in case of pacemaker-dependent patient with bilateral pocket infection and persistent superior vena cava

Piotr Szafarz, Janusz Romanek, Marcin Chlebuś, Andrzej Przybylski

Abstract

This paper describes the case of pacemaker-depandent male patient with upper body venous dreinage anomaly, who suffered from bilateral pocket infection. This difficult situation made it impossible to implant the device in the subclavian region and forced us to search for an alternative access for right ventricular pacing. Presented case describes new possibilities in electrotherapy which are provided by technological development and miniaturization of medical devieces.

Key words

cardiac pacing, pocket infection, pacemaker-dependency, leadless pacing