Removal of active-fixation coronary sinus leads using a mechanical rotation extraction device.

@article{Kypta2015RemovalOA,
  title={Removal of active-fixation coronary sinus leads using a mechanical rotation extraction device.},
  author={Alexander Kypta and Hermann Blessberger and K Saleh and Simon Hoenig and Juergen Kammler and Clemens Steinwender},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2015},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={
          302-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Active fixation coronary sinus (CS) leads are widely used in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Due to their low dislodgement rates they are an attractive option for implanters. However, extraction of active fixation leads is a complex procedure that bears potential fatal risks for patients. METHODS We analyzed all patients undergoing StarFix® (Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) extraction because of severe infection at our institution. Indication for extraction was severe… CONTINUE READING
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