Tempo  Lead Clinical Results


Safe and Reliable Temporary Pacing with Post-Procedure Ambulation Demonstrated in Multi-Center US Study

This multicenter retrospective study of the initial U.S. experience evaluated the safety and efficacy of temporary cardiac pacing with the Tempo® Temporary Pacing Lead.  The Tempo lead was successfully positioned in the right ventricle and achieved pacing in 264 of 269 patients (98.1%). Two patients (0.8%) experienced loss of pace capture. Procedural mean pace capture threshold (PCT) was 0.7 ± 0.8 mA. There were no perforations, pericardial effusions, or sustained device-related arrhythmias. The Tempo lead was left in place post-procedure in189 patients (71.6%) for mean duration of 43.3 ± 0.7 hr (range 2.5–221.3 hr) with final PCT of 0.84 ± 1.04 mA (n = 80). Of these patients, 84.1% mobilized out of bed, all with no lead dislodgment. 

Case Series of the Tempo Lead in Cardiac Surgery
Tempo Lead re-operative robotic mitral valve surgery

This patient case  series describes a collection of re-operative robotic mitral valve surgeries in which the Tempo Lead was successfully utilized for temporary perioperative transvenous pacing. The cases demonstrate the ability of the Tempo Lead to provide reliable temporary pacing when epicardial lead placement is challenging. 

Rapid Pacing for TAVR with Reliable Pace Capture and No Perforations 
 Tempo Lead J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2018 February 15 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Results from the first in human Tempo study clearly demonstrated the safety of the Tempo Lead, with no device related adverse events, dislodgments, sustained ventricular arrhythmia, or cardiac perforations. Pacing with the Tempo Lead was successful in all treated patients with no loss of pace capture or lead dislodgements. Average procedural pace capture threshold was 0.7±0.5mA. 


1. Nazif TM, Chen S, Codner P, et al. The initial U.S. experience with the Tempo active fixation temporary pacing lead in structural heart nterventions. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019;1–6. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28476

2. Witzeling S, et al. Case Series of the BioTrace Medical Tempo Active Fixation Lead in Cardiac Surgery – A Novel Technique for Post-Surgical Pacemaking. #060 American Society of Cardiac Anesthesiologists April 2021

3. Webster M, Pasupati S, Lever N, Stiles M. Safety and Feasibility of a Novel Active Fixation Temporary Pacing Lead.

J Invasive Cardiol. 2018 May;30(5):163-167 Epub 2018 February 15.

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