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Leadless pacemaker implantation for a super-elderly woman with a mediastinal tumor
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  • Tomoyuki Kabutoya,
  • Yutaka Aoyama,
  • Shinichi Toriumi,
  • Ayako Yokota,
  • Takahiro Komori,
  • Kazuomi Kario
Tomoyuki Kabutoya
Jichi Medical University School of Medicine

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Yutaka Aoyama
Jichi Medical University
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Shinichi Toriumi
Jichi Medical University
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Ayako Yokota
Jichi Medical University School of Medicine
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Takahiro Komori
Jichi Medical University School of Medicine
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Kazuomi Kario
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine
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Abstract

A 95-year-old woman with no prior cardiac history presented with symptomatic complete atrioventricular block. She underwent temporary cardiac pacing via the cervical vein, but a pacing lead could not be introduced via the usual route because of a mediastinal tumor. A leadless pacemaker (MicraTM; Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) was implanted on the right ventricular septum via the right femoral vein. The procedure time was 40 minutes without any complication. The implantation of a leadless pacemaker was useful to improve the symptoms of a super-elderly woman with mediastinal tumor.