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Table 3 The follow-up data according to the type of left ventricular lead

From: Epicardial left ventricular leads via minimally invasive technique: a role of steroid eluting leads

  SE group (n = 21) NSE group (n = 11) p-value
EF, mean ± SD, % 36.9 ± 11.8 38.1 ± 14.4 0.561
NYHA, mean ± SD 2.1 ± 0.6 2.1 ± 0.6 1.000
Responder rate 15 (71.4%) 8 (72.7%) 0.652
Mortality 1 (4.8%) 3 (27.2%) 0.226
Sensing, mean ± SD, mV 9.5 ± 5.7 9.6 ± 6.1 0.241
Pacing threshold, mean ± SD, V@0.5 ms 1.3 ± 0.5 1.3 ± 0.6 0.074
Impedance, mean ± SD, ohms 396 ± 94 417 ± 106 0.056
  1. SE group – patients with steroid eluting left ventricular lead; NSE group – patients with non-steroid eluting left ventricular lead. EF – ejection fraction; NYHA – New York Heart Association functional class; SD – standard deviation