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Leadless Pacemaker Implantation in Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Patient: Lesson with the Micra Transcatheter Pacemaker

Author(s): Santomauro Maurizio, Santomauro Andrea, Rapacciuolo Antonio, Riganti Carla, Maffettone Francesco, Fiore Francesco, Iengo Martina, Chiappetti Rosaria, Cacciatore Francesco

Leadless Pacemakers (L-PM) are an effective alternative for patients requiring only ventricular pacing, with a low major complication rates and long-term complications given the absence of leads and a device pocket. Successful implantation from the septal location has been described using the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, MN) introducer sheath, a Micra delivery catheter, or a steerable sheath that allows better alignment with the device and a loop snare. We report the case of a patient with a leadless pacemaker implantation because of atrial fibrillation with low ventricular response with an endocarditis on prosthetic mechanical mitral valve.

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