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Pacemaker implantation surgery question. Where do they poke the wires through to get them inside the heart?

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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Under the Collarbone

After we open the skin and tissue, we use needles to access a vein called the axillary vein that runs just below the collarbone.
There are two other ways to do it, but that's the safest and least traumatic to the surrounding tissues, generally speaking.

In brief: Under the Collarbone

After we open the skin and tissue, we use needles to access a vein called the axillary vein that runs just below the collarbone.
There are two other ways to do it, but that's the safest and least traumatic to the surrounding tissues, generally speaking.
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: The veins.

The veins under the skin in the upper chest are accessed to place the pacemaker/icd leads.
These are the axillary or cephalic veins. The leads are then guided by xray and advanced into the heart chambers.

In brief: The veins.

The veins under the skin in the upper chest are accessed to place the pacemaker/icd leads.
These are the axillary or cephalic veins. The leads are then guided by xray and advanced into the heart chambers.
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Pacemaker

Usually subclaivian vein.

In brief: Pacemaker

Usually subclaivian vein.
Dr. Howard Rubin
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