Figure 2: (a) Shows the alpha-bent technique. The lead is bent in the shape a b of alpha, the Greek alphabet. The sutures are placed at the upper limb and lower limb of the alpha and the junction between 2 limbs at the X of alpha. Thus these sutures form an equilateral triangle. (b) If a longitudinal force is applied on the free end of the transvenous pacer lead, the force is nullified at the places marked with X.