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E-mail address: email@example.com An 84-year old man was admitted with presyncope due to battery failure of a TM leadless pacemaker (Nanostim St. Jude Medical) which had been implanted for bradyarrhythmias in 2014. Based on the presence of an occlusion in the sub- TM clavian vein and the patient’s preferences a leadless pacemaker (Micra Medtronic) was chosen as replacement. As the patient had concerns about complications from an extraction procedure the replacement device was im- planted without extraction of the dysfunctional leadless pacemaker. Access was through the femoral vein using a 23-French introducer. The device was placed at the mid-septum of the right ventricle sufficiently distant from the previous de- vice to avoid mechanical device interaction. A pull-and-hold fixation test was performed under fluoroscopy, depicted in the figure in RAO (Figure A) and LAO (Figure B) views (abandoned device indicated by arrows), to ensure the leadless pacemaker was securely embedded in the myocardium. Excellent electrical par- ameters, and unaffected papillary muscles and tricuspid valve function were con- firmed at the time of implant and at 3 months follow-up. This represents the first published implantation of a leadless pacemaker in a human patient with an abandoned leadless device. The procedure presents an alternative to current options when battery depletion or failure occurs in leadless pacemakers. The full-length version of this report can be viewed at: http://www.escardio.org/ Guidelines-&-Education/E-learning/Clinical-cases/Electrophysiology/EP-Case- Reports. Conflict of interest: W.J. has received speaker and consultancy fees from St. Jude Medical, Medtronic, Boston Scientific and Biotronik. V C The Author(s) 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/ 4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/europace/article-abstract/20/3/500/4079893 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 16 March 2018
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