Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2018 09 11;41(9):1165-1170. Epub 2018 Jul 11.
Arrhythmia Unit, Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain.
Background And Objectives: Early failure of Biotronik Linox and Linox Smart leads (Biotronik, Berlin, Germany) has been reported in numerous recent publications. The aim of this study was to assess the performance of this lead compared with that of two other contemporary leads.
Methods: We conducted an ambispective study of all consecutive first implantations of defibrillator leads carried out in our center: Endotak (model 148, 158, Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) (n = 173), Sprint Quattro (model 6644, 6947, Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) (n = 145), and Linox Smart (Biotronik, model SD 65/16) (n = 120). Read More