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Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access for CIED Implantation: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Jonathan Saslcedo
Jonathan Saslcedo
Palo Alto Medical Foundation

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Introduction Vascular access is required for most cardiac electrophysiology procedures. Over the past two decades, ultrasound guidance has increased in utilization as the primary method for assisting operators in gaining access for cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation. Methods Ultrasound guidance using a technique that includes both short-axis and long-axis views combined with a twisting needle motion after maximal tenting provides an extremely safe and reproducible technique for vascular access for all CIED procedures. Results and Conclusions In this manuscript and accompanying videos, the author will provide a step-by-step guide for optimal ultrasound guided visualization and needle maneuver technique to maximize safety and efficiency for vascular access in all CIED procedures.
13 Sep 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
12 Oct 2022Submission Checks Completed
12 Oct 2022Assigned to Editor
12 Oct 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
12 Oct 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
28 Oct 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
11 Jan 20231st Revision Received
11 Jan 2023Submission Checks Completed
11 Jan 2023Assigned to Editor
11 Jan 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
11 Jan 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
05 Feb 2023Editorial Decision: Accept