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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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ORJUELA, Alejandro. Cardiac resynchronization device implantation via the femoral artery: An alternative to difficult subclavian access. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.2, pp.91-95. ISSN 0120-5633.

Although there is no doubt of the benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy, the increased use of this technique allows to see the difficulties in the positioning of electrodes, particularly of the left electrode. We describe the case of a man with an indication of cardiac resynchronization therapy in whom due to anatomical abnormalities of the left venous vessels and contraindication for the use of the right subclavian region, the right femoral route was successfully used. This allows us to show the femoral route as a practical and safe alternative for the implantation of cardiac resynchronization devices.

Keywords : cardiac resynchronization; femoral; coronary sinus.

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