Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 1

Vats: An Easy Approach for Epicardial Lead Placement in Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy

Avinash Dal*

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Virinchi Hospitals, Hyderabad, India

*Corresponding Author: Avinash Dal, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Virinchi Hospitals, Hyderabad, India.

Received: October 03, 2021; Published: December 10, 2021


Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy is an established modality in management of heart failure. In some instances, endocardial lead placement may not be successful and hence an epicardial lead has to be placed. This is usually done with thoracotomy. However, video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is a new modality to place the leads in proper place with minimal morbidity and risks and good recovery. Also lead placement near the groove is also easily done. Thoracoscopy is easy and has good recovery. We used this in three cases without resorting to open thoracotomy. The author describes the ease of doing the reproducible procedure.

Keywords: CRT; Epicardial Lead Placement; VATS


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Citation: Avinash Dal. “TVats: An Easy Approach for Epicardial Lead Placement in Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.1 (2022): 21-24.


Copyright: © 2022 Avinash Dal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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