Surgical implantation of a biventricular pacing system via lower half mini sternotomy
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
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2013, 8:5 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-8-5Published: 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.