How to Implant a Leadless Pacemaker With a Tine-Based Fixation

Mikhael F. El-Chami, Paul R. Roberts, Alex Kypta, Pamela Omdahl, Matthew D. Bonner, Robert C. Kowal, Gabor Z. Duray

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Two major studies have shown that leadless pacemakers are safe and effective for patients requiring right ventricular rate responsive pacing therapy. This positive result recently led to FDA approval of one of the available leadless pacing devices. While this new technology is promising, it requires a different skill set for safe implantation. In this article, we review in detail the different steps required for implantation of tine-based leadless pacemakers while providing tips and tricks to minimize complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1495-1501
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016


  • Micra
  • Nanostim
  • leadless pacemaker
  • transvenous pacemaker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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    El-Chami, M. F., Roberts, P. R., Kypta, A., Omdahl, P., Bonner, M. D., Kowal, R. C., & Duray, G. Z. (2016). How to Implant a Leadless Pacemaker With a Tine-Based Fixation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 27(12), 1495-1501.