Explantation of implantable defibrillator leads using open heart surgery or percutaneous techniques.

@article{Camboni2008ExplantationOI,
  title={Explantation of implantable defibrillator leads using open heart surgery or percutaneous techniques.},
  author={Daniele Camboni and Christian G Wollmann and Andreas Loeher and Rainer Gradaus and Hans Heinrich Scheld and Christof Schmid},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={50-5}
}
BACKGROUND To remove failing or infected implantable cardioverter defibrillator leads, percutaneous techniques and open heart surgery are two common approaches. However, well-defined indications for either technique are not available. We summarize our experience with implantable cardioverter defibrillator system explantation using open heart surgery and percutaneous lead removal. METHODS A total of 1,391 transvenously introduced implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems were implanted… CONTINUE READING

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