Predictors of advanced lead extraction based on a systematic stepwise approach: results from a high volume center.

@article{Mazzone2013PredictorsOA,
  title={Predictors of advanced lead extraction based on a systematic stepwise approach: results from a high volume center.},
  author={Patrizio Mazzone and Dimitris L Tsiachris and Alessandra Marzi and Giuseppe Ciconte and Gabriele Paglino and Nicoleta Carmen Sora and Simone Sala and Pasquale Vergara and Simone Gulletta and Paolo Della Bella},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 7},
  pages={837-44}
}
BACKGROUND Lead extraction (LE) techniques have evolved from simple traction to extraction with dilators and powered sheaths with very high success rates. On the basis of the systematic implementation of a stepwise approach, we aimed to identify those characteristics that can predict the need for advanced LE techniques. METHODS Between April 2005 and March 2012, 208 consecutive LE procedures were performed and 456 leads were extracted using an initial superior approach. Advanced techniques… CONTINUE READING
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