active fixation lead

Active Fixation Lead

A term of art for a pacing lead with a specialised tip—e.g., a corkscrew—which allows it to be anchored in the endocardium, reducing the risk of displacement.

active fixation lead

Cardiac pacing A pacing lead with a mechanism at the tip–eg a corkscrew which is anchored in the endocardium, ↓ the risk of displacement. See Lead.
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Hand-shaped stylets and active fixation leads are also helpful in overcoming technical difficulties.
Maciag et al., "Subacute cardiac perforations associated with active fixation leads," Europace, vol.
Active fixation leads with steroid eluting (n=102, 53%), passive fixation leads with steroid eluting (n=80, 42%) were used in the majority of the patients.