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VOLUME 21 , ISSUE 8 ( 2017 ) > List of Articles


Temporary left ventricular pacing: A desperate life-saving measure in emergency situation

Ajaz Lone, Mohd Dar, Fayaz Rather, Mohd Alai, Imran Hafiz, Jahangir Beigh

Keywords : Heart block, temporary pacing, transvenous pacing

Citation Information : Lone A, Dar M, Rather F, Alai M, Hafiz I, Beigh J. Temporary left ventricular pacing: A desperate life-saving measure in emergency situation. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (8):531-533.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_358_16

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Transcutaneous or transvenous pacing of the right ventricle is performed as a routine practice for patients received with symptomatic bradycardia or complete heart block with relative ease in cath lab. However, more and more patients are received with multiple comorbidities, critical condition, and difficult vascular access. In this article, we describe a patient with difficult venous access with tricuspid regurgitation and displaced the right ventricular pacemaker temporary lead undergoing coronary angiography who was managed with emergent nonconventional left ventricular pacing.

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