Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Transvenous demand Pacemaker Treatment for intermittent complete Heart Block in a Cat (2001)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Forterre, S
    Nürnberg, J H
    Forterre, F
    Skrodzki, M
    Lange, P E
    Journal of veterinary cardiology : official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology; 3(2) — S. 21–26
    ISSN: 1760-2734
    DOI: 10.1016/S1760-2734(06)70016-9
    Pubmed: 19081339
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    A 13-year-old male neutered domestic shorthaired cat had repeated syncopal episodes over a 6 month period, which had variable duration and continued to increase in frequency. Intermittent ventricular asystole, due to complete heart block, and hyperthyroidism were documented. As the syncopal episodes did not respond to a 4-week medical treatment and symptoms became severe, a transvenous ventricular demand pacemaker system (VVIM) was implanted via the external jugular vein. The unipolar lead was tunneled subcutaneously and connected with the generator in a preformed ventral abdominal muscle pocket. During follow up of 18-months there were no recurrences of the syncopal episodes.