Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 844–847 | Cite as

Leadless Pacemaker Implantation in a Pediatric Patient with Prolonged Sinus Pauses

  • Shai Tejman-Yarden
  • Eyal Nof
  • Roy Beinart
  • Nadav Ovadia
  • Yuval Goldshmit
  • Jonathan Buber
  • Hagith Yonath
  • Eitan Keizman
  • Michael Glikson
Case Report
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Pacemaker Leadless Pediatric 

Abbreviation

VT

Ventricular tachycardia

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Research involving human and animal participants

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Edmond J. Safra International Congenital Heart CenterSheba Medical CenterRamat GanIsrael
  2. 2.Davidai Arrhythmia Center, The Heart CenterSheba Medical CenterRamat GanIsrael
  3. 3.Medtronic LtdTel AvivIsrael
  4. 4.Sackler School of MedicineTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  5. 5.Department of Internal MedicineSheba Medical CenterRamat GanIsrael
  6. 6.The Genetic InstituteSheba Medical CenterRamat GanIsrael

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