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Vol 20, No 1 (2013)
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Published online: 2013-02-07
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Can multi-slice computed tomography of the heart be useful in patients with epicardial leads?

Agnieszka Młynarska, Rafał Młynarski, Jacek Wilczek, Maciej Sosnowski
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2013.0014
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Cardiol J 2013;20(1):87-89.

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Vol 20, No 1 (2013)
Case Reports
Published online: 2013-02-07

Abstract

New visualization methods are helpful in the noninvasive diagnosis of heart diseases. However, sometimes epicardial and endocardial leads can cause problems due to a large number of artifacts. Based on the presented case, we conclude that it is possible to perform multi-slice computed tomography of coronary arteries despite the coexistence of transvenous and epicardial leads.

Abstract

New visualization methods are helpful in the noninvasive diagnosis of heart diseases. However, sometimes epicardial and endocardial leads can cause problems due to a large number of artifacts. Based on the presented case, we conclude that it is possible to perform multi-slice computed tomography of coronary arteries despite the coexistence of transvenous and epicardial leads.
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Keywords

implantable cardioverter-defibrillator; patch electrodes; lead; multi-slice computed tomography

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Title

Can multi-slice computed tomography of the heart be useful in patients with epicardial leads?

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 20, No 1 (2013)

Pages

87-89

Published online

2013-02-07

DOI

10.5603/CJ.2013.0014

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2013;20(1):87-89.

Keywords

implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
patch electrodes
lead
multi-slice computed tomography

Authors

Agnieszka Młynarska
Rafał Młynarski
Jacek Wilczek
Maciej Sosnowski

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