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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.
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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.
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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.