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Transvenous pacemaker in a child less than 6 kg

By Thomas Krasemann, A. Rukosujew and H.H. Scheld


The insertion of transvenous pacemakers in chidren is limitated by the calibre of the\ud upper chest veins and for this reason, many children receive epimyocardial leads.\ud This article reports a small patient who developed complete atrioventricular block after an\ud arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries.peer-reviewe

Topics: Congenital heart disease, Cardiac pacing, Artificial, Transposition of great vessels, Infants -- Diseases
Publisher: Images in Paediatric Cardiology
Year: 2004
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Provided by: OAR@UM

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