Replacement of extracted permanent pacemaker or defibrillator leads by cannulation of veins using the femoral "drag-through" technique.

Staniforth, Andrew D and Schilling, Richard J (2002) Replacement of extracted permanent pacemaker or defibrillator leads by cannulation of veins using the femoral "drag-through" technique. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 2 (4). pp. 97-103. ISSN 0972-6292

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Abstract

This study examined the utility of a novel technique for reuse of thrombosed veins when extracting permanent pacemaker leads via a femoral vein approach.Although lead extraction permanent pacemaker using a femoral approach has advantages over the subclavian approach, it cannot be used to provide access for a new lead using currently employed techniques. This is important because up to 23% of patients have occluded veins after permanent pacemaker implantation.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pacemaker, lead extraction, femoral, drag-through
Subjects:-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Equipment and Supplies > Surgical Equipment > Artificial Organs > Pacemaker, Artificial
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Arrhythmia
ID Code:310
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:25 July 2005

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