The Medtronic Riata implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) lead is a 7-Fr ICD lead shown to have a propensity for cardiac perforation. This report details two pediatric cases of cardiac perforation in patients with a Riata ICD lead. Analysis regarding the effect of ICD implantation techniques on cardiac perforation specific to pediatric patients is discussed.
- Cardiac perforation
- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine