Michael N Sayegh

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BACKGROUND Extraction of pacemaker and defibrillator leads in young adults may be technically challenging because of more extensive fibrosis and calcification in this patient population. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine outcomes of lead extraction (LE) in young adults at our institution. METHODS We retrospectively identified all(More)
BACKGROUND Lead extraction (LE) infrequently requires the use of the "bailout" femoral approach. Predictors and outcomes of femoral extraction are not well characterized. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the predictors of need for femoral LE and its outcomes. METHODS Consecutive patients who underwent LE at our centers were identified.(More)
BACKGROUND Octogenarians account for a significant percentage of patients with indwelling pacemakers or defibrillators. OBJECTIVES To determine procedural outcomes and long-term survival after lead extraction (LE) in octogenarians. METHODS We retrospectively identified all patients who underwent defibrillator or pacemaker LE at our institution between(More)
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