Transvenous demand Pacemaker Treatment for intermittent complete Heart Block in a Cat

Forterre, Simone; Nürnberg, Jan-Hendrik; Forterre, Franck; Skrodzki, Marianne; Lange, Peter Ernst (2001). Transvenous demand Pacemaker Treatment for intermittent complete Heart Block in a Cat. Journal of veterinary cardiology, 3(2), pp. 21-26. Elsevier 10.1016/S1760-2734(06)70016-9

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A 13-year-old male neutered domestic shorthaired cat had repeated syncopal episodes over a 6 month period, which had variable duration and continued to increase in frequency. Intermittent ventricular asystole, due to complete heart block, and hyperthyroidism were documented. As the syncopal episodes did not respond to a 4-week medical treatment and symptoms became severe, a transvenous ventricular demand pacemaker system (VVIM) was implanted via the external jugular vein. The unipolar lead was tunneled subcutaneously and connected with the generator in a preformed ventral abdominal muscle pocket. During follow up of 18-months there were no recurrences of the syncopal episodes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic > Small Animal Clinic, Surgery
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Forterre, Simone and Forterre, Franck

Subjects:

500 Science
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1875-0834

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Simone Forterre

Date Deposited:

24 Sep 2014 15:51

Last Modified:

17 Apr 2019 15:35

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/S1760-2734(06)70016-9

PubMed ID:

19081339

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.58779

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58779

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