Advances in device lead extraction.

  title={Advances in device lead extraction.},
  author={Charles L. Byrd},
  journal={Current cardiology reports},
  volume={3 4},
The removal of chronically implanted pacemaker and defibrillator leads has evolved over the past 20 years into an integral part of the medical and surgical practice of electrophysiology. It is the basis for management of device-related complications. Lead removal has progressed from just pulling, to a sophisticated procedure based on telescoping sheaths… CONTINUE READING