- •Increasing demand for device upgrades will result in more patients with chronic venous occlusions presenting for additional leads.
- •Adjunctive techniques and technology can assist implantation.
- •Radiofrequency-powered wires can cross occlusions where other techniques have been unsuccessful.
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Appendix. Supplementary Data
- Supplemental Video
PowerWire with radio-opaque markers crossed occlusion advancing towards the superior vena cava lying alongside existing pacing wires.
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