A patient with congenital heart disease and ventricular tachycardia: what is the course of the device lead?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 16-year-old boy with Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve developed exercise-induced rapid ventricular tachycardia. He had previously undergone tricuspid valvuloplasty and bidirectional cavopulmonary anastamosis due to progressive symptoms. A single-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator was implanted, utilizing a novel transvenous approach to the right ventricle. Technical considerations, risks, and benefits of this approach are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kanter, RJ; Darden, WB; Herlong, JR; Barker, PC; Jaggers, J

Published Date

  • November 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1401 - 1403

PubMed ID

  • 17976107

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0147-8389

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2007.00879.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States