Leadless Pacemaker Implantation in a Pediatric Patient with Prolonged Sinus Pauses
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Permanent cardiac pacing is the only effective solution for patients with symptomatic bradycardia and heart block. About 10% of patients undergoing implantation of the conventional pacing system develop complications related to the subcutaneous pocket or the leads and in pediatric patients lead problems may rise in up to 30% of the patients. The leadless pacemaker devices were developed in order to minimize some of those complications. We present a case of an 11-year-old patient who presented after the sudden death of his older brother, with recurrent episodes of syncope and documented prolonged sinus pauses. The patient underwent percutaneous implantation of a leadless Micra™ pacemaker device with optimal results.
KeywordsPacemaker Leadless Pediatric
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