Transcoronary cardiac pacing during myocardial ischemia

MAJ John R. Laird, MAJ Robert Hull, MAJ Karl C. Stajduhar, MAJ Lawrence T. Weston, MAJ William Kufs, Dale Wortham

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Severe bradyarrhythmias are a rare but potentially life threatening complication of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Previous work has outlined a technique for coronary pacing using the angioplasty guidewire. To examine the effectiveness of this technique during severe ischemia, seven swine underwent placement of an unmodified 0.014 inch angioplasty guidewire and 3.0 mm balloon catheter in the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. Baseline pacing thresholds were obtained. Pacing was begun at twice diastolic threshold and ischemia was produced by balloon inflation. Repeat capture thresholds were obtained after 1 and 8 minutes of ischemia. Transcoronary pacing was successfully performed in all seven animals and was continued for a mean of 13.8 1.5 minutes. The baseline capture threshold was 4.0 0.5 mA. The mean capture threshold was 3.3 0.3 mA and 4.5 0.9 mA at 1 and 8 minutes of ischemia, respectively. We conclude that transcoronary pacing using the angioplasty guidewire can be successfully performed during myocardial ischemia and may serve as a reliable backup system during interventional procedures complicated by bradyarrhythmias. © 1993 Wiiey‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Myocardial Ischemia
Ischemia
Angioplasty
Bradycardia
Coronary Balloon Angioplasty
Economic Inflation
Swine
Catheters
Arteries

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Laird, MAJ. J. R., Hull, MAJ. R., Stajduhar, MAJ. K. C., Weston, MAJ. L. T., Kufs, MAJ. W., & Wortham, D. (1993). Transcoronary cardiac pacing during myocardial ischemia. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, 30(2), 162-165. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.1810300217

Transcoronary cardiac pacing during myocardial ischemia. / Laird, MAJ John R.; Hull, MAJ Robert; Stajduhar, MAJ Karl C.; Weston, MAJ Lawrence T.; Kufs, MAJ William; Wortham, Dale.

In: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, Vol. 30, No. 2, 01.01.1993, p. 162-165.

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Laird, MAJJR, Hull, MAJR, Stajduhar, MAJKC, Weston, MAJLT, Kufs, MAJW & Wortham, D 1993, 'Transcoronary cardiac pacing during myocardial ischemia', Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 162-165. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.1810300217
Laird, MAJ John R. ; Hull, MAJ Robert ; Stajduhar, MAJ Karl C. ; Weston, MAJ Lawrence T. ; Kufs, MAJ William ; Wortham, Dale. / Transcoronary cardiac pacing during myocardial ischemia. In: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis. 1993 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 162-165.
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