Handheld ultrasound device-guided axillary vein access for pacemaker and defibrillator implantation


Submitted: 6 August 2023
Accepted: 14 August 2023
Published: 4 September 2023
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  • Biagio Sassone Department of Translational Medicine, University of Ferrara; Cardiothoracic Vascular Department, Division of Cardiology, SS.ma Annunziata Hospital and Delta Hospital, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Ferrara, Italy.
  • Enrico Bertagnin Cardiothoracic Vascular Department, Division of Cardiology, SS.ma Annunziata Hospital and Delta Hospital, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Ferrara, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6335-2597
  • Giuseppe Simeti Cardiothoracic Vascular Department, Division of Cardiology, SS.ma Annunziata Hospital and Delta Hospital, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Ferrara, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2802-1041
  • Santo Virzì Cardiothoracic Vascular Department, Division of Cardiology, SS.ma Annunziata Hospital and Delta Hospital, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Ferrara, Italy. https://orcid.org/0009-0001-9330-1536

While ultrasound assistance for accessing the axillary vein has been established as a reliable method for cardiac pacemaker and cardioverter-defibrillator leads implantation, there is a lack of information regarding the utilization of portable handheld ultrasound devices within this context. We describe our experience with the systematic use of a pocket-sized handheld ultrasound device during the implantation of transvenous cardiovascular implantable electronic devices.


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