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Vol 19, No 5 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-10-06
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Pacemaker lead extraction and recapture of venous access: Technical problems arising from extensive venous obstruction

Andrzej Kutarski, Radosław Pietura, Krzysztof Młynarczyk, Barbara Małecka, Andrzej Głowniak
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2012.0093
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Cardiol J 2012;19(5):513-517.

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Vol 19, No 5 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-10-06

Abstract

We report the case of the extraction of 18 year-old leads in a patient with a DDD pacemaker, and chronic obstruction of the left subclavian and innominate veins coexisting with extensive stenoses in the upper caval vein. After removal of pacing leads, angiographic guidewires were introduced via the Byrd dilatators and new pacing leads introduced with the use of long sheaths originally dedicated for transvenous left ventricular leads implantation. With this case, we discuss the problems arising during reimplantation of pacing leads in patients with chronic venous occlusion. (Cardiol J 2012; 19, 5: 513-517)

Abstract

We report the case of the extraction of 18 year-old leads in a patient with a DDD pacemaker, and chronic obstruction of the left subclavian and innominate veins coexisting with extensive stenoses in the upper caval vein. After removal of pacing leads, angiographic guidewires were introduced via the Byrd dilatators and new pacing leads introduced with the use of long sheaths originally dedicated for transvenous left ventricular leads implantation. With this case, we discuss the problems arising during reimplantation of pacing leads in patients with chronic venous occlusion. (Cardiol J 2012; 19, 5: 513-517)
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Keywords

lead-related venous occlusion; lead extraction; recapture of venous access

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Title

Pacemaker lead extraction and recapture of venous access: Technical problems arising from extensive venous obstruction

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 19, No 5 (2012)

Pages

513-517

Published online

2012-10-06

DOI

10.5603/CJ.2012.0093

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2012;19(5):513-517.

Keywords

lead-related venous occlusion
lead extraction
recapture of venous access

Authors

Andrzej Kutarski
Radosław Pietura
Krzysztof Młynarczyk
Barbara Małecka
Andrzej Głowniak

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