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Pacemaker-Lead Code 


Harriet S. Meyer

Pacemaker-Lead Code

The NASPE/BPEG Pacemaker-Lead Code (NBL Code) is as follows:

I (Electrode Configuration)

II (Fixation Mechanism)

III (Insulation Material)

IV (Drug Elution)

U = unipolar

A = active

P = polyurethane

S = steroid

B = bipolar

P = passive

S = silicone rubber

N = nonsteroid

M = multipolar

O = none

D = dual (P+S)

O = none

(Reprinted from Bernstein and Parsonnet11 by permission of Blackwell Publishing.)

Typically, all 4 positions are mentioned, eg, UPSO, BAPS.

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