reviewtechno.net – A 77 -year-old man has become the first in the UK to have a three-lead pacemaker fitted via a loophole in the heart working a brand-new invention, removing the need for open-chest surgery.
Stephen Metcalf underwent the methods used last-place month exploiting the SupraCross RF System, at Southampton General Hospital.
“I am delighted that this procedure has meant that I have not had to undergo a major cardiac surgical operation and I’m already seeing a significant improvement in manifestations with less breathlessness and chest pain.”
Conventionally, heart-failure cases have the pacemaker placed in the chest through a small incision with precedes legislated through the veins to three neighbourhoods- one in the right atrium, one in the right ventricle and one on the outside of the left ventricle.
Known as biventricular pacing, the three produces keep the right and left ventricles contracting together by referring tiny electrical inclinations through the precedes.
Traditional pacemakers are designed to treat gradual stomach lilt and exclusively govern the right-hand side of the heart.
However, some cases’ veins are not suitable to carry the pacing wire to the left ventricle and, prior to the development of the SupraCross System, the only alternative for them was for a surgeon to seams the lead on during major surgery.
Now, applying ultrahigh frequency vitality-the transmission of wireless electromagnetic signals-doctors can make a fault through the heart from the right atrium to the left and pass the third largest head through a catheter where it is attached to the left ventricle.