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Successful laser-assisted percutaneous extraction of four pacemaker leads associated with large vegetations.

Authors
  • Nguyen, K T
  • Neese, P
  • Kessler, D J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2000
Volume
23
Issue
8
Pages
1260–1262
Identifiers
PMID: 10962748
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A man with four endocardial pacemaker leads and two vegetations (1.5 cm and 1 cm) underwent successful percutaneous laser-assisted lead extraction. Although this procedure was complicated by embolization to a left pulmonary arterial branch, the patient recovered without sequelae. This article reviews the literature on lead extraction associated with large vegetations.

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