A combined atrial/ventricular lead for permanent dual-chamber cardiac pacing applications.


Journal Article

A new urethane insulated dual unipolar atrial/ventricular transvenous lead has been developed to facilitate implantation of permanent dual-chamber cardiac pacing systems in man. The atrial portion of the lead has tines and is designed to retain a permanent J configuration, while the coaxially situated ventricular lead is freely and independently adjustable and incorporates a ring tip electrode with four urethane tines. Our initial experience with the dual lead in one patient is reported herein and suggests that combined atrial/ventricular pacing leads are feasible and may obviate need for implantation of two separate pacing electrodes in patients being considered for permanent dual-chamber pacing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Benditt, DG; Benson, DW; Stokes, K; Pritzker, MR; Anderson, RW

Published Date

  • June 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 929 - 931

PubMed ID

  • 6851701

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6851701

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.83.6.929


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States