atrial lead

atrial lead

Cardiology A pacing lead designed to be used in–endocardial, or on–epicardial, the atria; endocardial atrial leads are often J-shaped to facilitate placement in the atrial appendage. See Lead. Cf Ventricular lead.
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If the atrial lead is placed beyond the right atrial appendage during atrial fibrillation (AF), assessment of adequate lead fixation might be challenging.
Due to the still significant risk of additional complications associated with the atrial lead, implantation of a dual-chamber ICD is restricted by current guidelines for indications that require additional pacing capabilities.
After an active screw-in fixation atrial lead was positioned at the inter-atrial septum, a DDD pacemaker (Sensia, Medtronic Inc.
The findings suggest that for some indications, we should continue to practice as we have, but for other indications we should take a long and hard look before adding or revising a lead, especially when an atrial lead is added for 'soft' indications.
A subsequent chest X-ray displayed the atrial lead in proper position and the ventricular lead well within the left ventricular silhouette (Figure 2).

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