Cardiac venous left ventricular lead removal and reimplantation following device infection: a large single-center experience.

@article{Rickard2012CardiacVL,
  title={Cardiac venous left ventricular lead removal and reimplantation following device infection: a large single-center experience.},
  author={John W Rickard and Khaldoun G Tarakji and Edmond M Cronin and Michael P. Brunner and Gregory L. Jackson and Bryan J Baranowski and P. Peter Borek and David O'B. Martin and Oussama M. Wazni and Bruce L Wilkoff},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 11},
  pages={1213-6}
}
BACKGROUND Early series of biventricular device removal have contained mostly younger cardiac venous (CV) left ventricular leads and few have reported on rates of successful reimplantation. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a retrospective analysis of all patients referred to the Cleveland Clinic between February 2, 2001 and July 27, 2011 for removal of a biventricular device with a CV pacing lead for an infectious indication. A total of 173 patients were included. The median age of the CV… CONTINUE READING