Leadless pacemakers (LLPMs) have become a major breakthrough in the management of bradyarrhythmia as an attractive alternative to the standard transvenous pacemakers (TV-PMs). Recently, the introduction of a second-generation LLPMs (Micra AV-MC1AVR1) has expanded pacing modes to obtain atrioventricular (AV) synchronous pacing, providing an interesting alternative in the actual scenario of leadless pacing. Nevertheless, actual reports have highlighted some concerns regarding those devices. In this review, we sought to provide an overview of this technology based on its approval studies and major reports.
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Atrioventricular synchronous leadless pacemaker: state of art and broadened indications
Gianfranco Mitacchione1,*, Marco Schiavone1, Alessio Gasperetti1, Maurizio Viecca1, Antonio Curnis2, Giovanni B. Forleo1
1 Department of Cardiology, Luigi Sacco University Hospital, Via G.B Grassi 74, 20157 Milan, Italy
2 Department of Cardiology, Spedali Civili Hospital, University of Brescia, P.zza Spedali Civili 1, 25123 Brescia, Italy
*Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gianfranco Mitacchione)
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2021, 22(2), 395–401; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.rcm2202045
Submitted: 10 April 2021 | Revised: 2 May 2021 | Accepted: 14 May 2021 | Published: 30 June 2021
Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Atrioventricular synchronous leadless pacemaker