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J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2012 Dec;35(3):351-3; discussion 353. doi: 10.1007/s10840-012-9718-x. Epub 2012 Sep 26.

Implantation of a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator in a patient with bilateral deep brain stimulator: feasibility and technique.

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Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0129, USA.


Uncommonly, a patient with a NeuroStimulator Device (NSD) for a neurologic indication requires a cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) for a cardiac indication. Typically in those with a unilateral pectoral NSD, the contralateral pectoral space is used for CIED implantation; however, in very rare occasions the patient has bilateral pectoral NSDs which makes subsequent implantation of a CIED challenging both because of placement and device interaction. Herein, we introduce the case of a 68-year-old gentleman with bilateral pectoral deep brain stimulators for Parkinsonism who received cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) for advanced heart failure. The CRT-D generator was implanted in the abdomen and the CRT-D leads were placed through a minimally invasive epicardial approach. Both devices were tested without any evidence of device interaction.

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