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Transvenous lead extraction: Heart Rhythm Society expert consensus on facilities, training, indications, and patient management: this document was endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Cleveland Clinic, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland, OH, Ohio State University, Division of ardiovascular Medicine, Columbus, OH, Broward General Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL,Expand
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Lead extraction in the contemporary setting: the LExICon study: an observational retrospective study of consecutive laser lead extractions.
OBJECTIVES This study sought to examine the safety and efficacy of laser-assisted lead extraction and the indications, outcomes, and risk factors in a large series of consecutive patients. Expand
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Determinants of operative mortality in octogenarians undergoing coronary bypass.
BACKGROUND The elderly segment of the population is increasing rapidly, and surgeons are being asked to consider patients more than 80 years old as candidates for coronary bypass. The objective ofExpand
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2017 HRS expert consensus statement on cardiovascular implantable electronic device lead management and extraction.
Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FHRS, FACC, Chair, Mark H. Schoenfeld, MD, FHRS, FACC, FAHA, CCDS, Vice-Chair, Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD, FHRS, CCDS, Vice-Chair, Charles I. Berul, MD, FHRS, Ulrika M.Expand
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Synovial Sarcomas of the Head and Neck
Springing from mesenchyme rather than mature synovial tissues, synovial sarcomas are high-grade neoplasms that express epithelial as well as supporting tissue features. Accordingly, their histologicExpand
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Superior vena cava defibrillator coils make transvenous lead extraction more challenging and riskier.
To the Editor: Studies have demonstrated equivalent defibrillation efficacy and all-cause mortality in patients with single and dual coil implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) leadsExpand
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Timing of the most recent device procedure influences the clinical outcome of lead-associated endocarditis results of the MEDIC (Multicenter Electrophysiologic Device Infection Cohort).
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine whether the timing of the most recent cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) procedure, either a permanent pacemaker or implantableExpand
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Wearable cardioverter-defibrillator for prevention of sudden cardiac death after infected implantable cardioverter-defibrillator removal: A cost-effectiveness evaluation.
BACKGROUND Prevention of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) after removal of an infected implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a challenging clinical dilemma. The cost-effectiveness of theExpand
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AHA / ACC Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death
This document underwent a 14-day peer review between February 23, 2 February 22, 2016, and March 20, 2016. This document was approved by the American College of Cardiology Boar Science Advisory andExpand
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Coronary bypass grafting in the elderly. Single versus bilateral internal mammary artery grafts.
A surgical experience between October 1983 and December 1990, with 1467 consecutive patients 65 years of age and over, was used to compare patients receiving single internal mammary artery grafts (nExpand
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