Merit Medical hosted a course on LV Lead Implantation Techniques May 4-5. The course was conducted by Seth J. Worley, MD, Director of the Interventional Implant Program at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dr. Worley is an internationally recognized expert and key opinion leader in the advancement of cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Dr. Worley presented unique approaches to LV lead implantation and techniques designed to help reduce procedure and fluoroscopy time, reduce lead failure rates, and improve lead location.1
In addition to the hands-on training with the unique tools and techniques, Dr. Worley also used the tools in two live cases in which he was able to demonstrate successfully this specialized approach. Each of the eight physicians on hand were able to learn interactively as he described each of the steps in the procedure to the audience through a live video feed and to the physicians who joined him in the procedure room.
When used together, the Worley Advanced System provides the tools and solutions needed to reduce implantation times, gain easier access to the target vessel, and improve chances for successful CRT implantation.1
For more information or to register for the next Worley training course, contact your local Merit Medical Sales Representative or visit merit.com.
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1 Jackson KP, Hegland DD, Frazier-Mills C, Piccini JP, Koontz JI, Atwater BD, Daubert JP, Worley SJ. Impact of using a telescoping-support catheter system for left ventricular lead placement on implant success and procedure time of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 May; 36(5):553-8.