Evolution in transvenous extraction of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator leads using a mechanical dilator sheath.

@article{Oto2012EvolutionIT,
  title={Evolution in transvenous extraction of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator leads using a mechanical dilator sheath.},
  author={Ali Oto and Kudret Aytemir and Uğur Canpolat and Hikmet Yorgun and Levent Şahiner and Erg{\"u}n Bariş Kaya and Giray Kabakçi and Lale Tokg{\"o}zoğlu},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={834-40}
}
BACKGROUND With developing technology, transvenous lead extraction (TLE) has undergone an explosive evolution due to incremental problems related to lead infection and malfunction. OBJECTIVE We aimed to present our experience in TLE with the Evolution®Mechanical Dilator Sheath (Cook Medical, Grandegrift, PA, USA). METHODS Between June 2009 and July 2011, the Evolution®mechanical dilator sheath was used for the extraction of 140 pacemaker (PM) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD… CONTINUE READING