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Atrioventricular synchronous pacing using leadless pacemaker in a heart transplant patient
  1. Amar Mistry1,2,
  2. Shital Assuvinkumar1,
  3. Gasem Gador1 and
  4. Riyaz Somani1,2
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK
  2. 2Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amar Mistry; amarmistry{at}nhs.net

Abstract

We report the first leadless pacemaker (L-PM) providing atrioventricular synchronous pacing implanted into a heart transplant patient receiving chronic immunosuppressive therapy. The patient presented with syncope corresponding to sinus rhythm with high-grade atrioventricular block. Previously, L-PMs provided only single-chamber ventricular sensing and pacing. A Micra AV lL-PM provides atrioventricular synchronous pacing by tracking mechanical atrial contraction. L-PMs, which now support broader indications, should be considered in patients at greater risk of infection.

  • pacing and electrophysiology
  • arrhythmias

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  • Contributors All authors had a significant contribution to this report. AM and RS were involved in the management of the patient and participated in the literature review and manuscript preparation. SA participated in the literature review and manuscript preparation. GG participated in the manuscript preparation.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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