Retrosternal lead placement: an attractive alternative to subcutaneous tunneling

Nicholas Stanley Clarke, Raghav Murthy, Michael E Jessen

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Complex lead placement is on the rise. When ipsilateral lead placement is unavailable, a retrosternal approach offers minimal cosmetic defects while minimizing lead injury. A retrosternal technique has yet to be described in the literature. Here, we describe our technique, tricks, and pitfalls to performing such an operation in three patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-405
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018


  • Chitwood clamp
  • Complex lead placement
  • Retrosternal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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