Lead extraction: a new effective tool to overcome fibrous binding sites


We report the case of a 50 year-old woman referred for extraction of an infected biventricular implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) who underwent device and leads extraction. Due to adhesions at the level of the subclavian–innominate vein angle, manual traction with locking stylet was ineffective. A new mechanical sheath provided with a stainless… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10840-008-9326-y


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