Epicardial AICD

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Cardiac pacemaker with abdominal control box, 3 sets of epicardial pacing wires and defibrilation wire in the epicardial space posteriorly.

Case Discussion

There is a cardiac pacemaker with abdominal control box and three sets of dual epicardial pacing wires. In addition, there is a thicker, insulated wire that loops over the top of the cardiac sillhouette (on the lateral view) and is the defibrillator component of the AICD.

Epicardial wires are used in paediatric patients rather than the intraluminal atrial and ventricular wires that are used in adult patients.

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Case information

rID: 27246
Published: 25th Jan 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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