Despite the latest improvements in pacemaker/defibrillator lead extraction techniques, this procedure may be hindered by specific problems related to patient/lead characteristics. We report the case of a 67-year-old man with a single-chamber implantable defibrillator (ICD) with a malfunctioning right ventricular (RV) defibrillating lead, referred for lead extraction. During extraction of the defibrillating electrode, the added sensing/pacing RV lead suddenly manifested an inapparent fracture with migration within the superior vena cava. Lead extraction through a superior conventional and laser-assisted approach was ineffective. The use of the laser sheath through the femoral approach allowed complete removal of the migrated lead and reimplantation of a new ICD lead

Excimer laser lead extraction by femoral approach / Diemberger, I; Biffi, M; Martignani, C; Boriani, Giuseppe. - In: EUROPACE. - ISSN 1099-5129. - 13:(2011), pp. 757-759. [10.1093/europace/euq449]

Excimer laser lead extraction by femoral approach.

BORIANI, Giuseppe
2011

Abstract

Despite the latest improvements in pacemaker/defibrillator lead extraction techniques, this procedure may be hindered by specific problems related to patient/lead characteristics. We report the case of a 67-year-old man with a single-chamber implantable defibrillator (ICD) with a malfunctioning right ventricular (RV) defibrillating lead, referred for lead extraction. During extraction of the defibrillating electrode, the added sensing/pacing RV lead suddenly manifested an inapparent fracture with migration within the superior vena cava. Lead extraction through a superior conventional and laser-assisted approach was ineffective. The use of the laser sheath through the femoral approach allowed complete removal of the migrated lead and reimplantation of a new ICD lead
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Excimer laser lead extraction by femoral approach / Diemberger, I; Biffi, M; Martignani, C; Boriani, Giuseppe. - In: EUROPACE. - ISSN 1099-5129. - 13:(2011), pp. 757-759. [10.1093/europace/euq449]
Diemberger, I; Biffi, M; Martignani, C; Boriani, Giuseppe
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