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Surgical implantation of a biventricular pacing system via lower half mini sternotomy

Morteza Tavakkoli Hosseini1*, Aron Frederik Popov2, Antonios Kourliouros1 and Mazin Sarsam1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. George’s Hospital, BlackShaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK

2 Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2013, 8:5  doi:10.1186/1749-8090-8-5

Published: 12 January 2013


We present a case of surgical implantation of biventricular epicardial pacing leads and a defibrillating patch via lower half mini sternotomy. Although median sternotomy is routinely used for this purpose, lower half mini sternotomy could provide the surgeon with the same surgical field exposure and a faster post operative recovery.

Arrhythmia Therapy; Pace Maker; Minimally invasive incision