Extraction of Chronically Infected Transvenous Pacemaker Leads: Report of an Unusual Problem

L. R. Colosimo, G. M. Lawrie, J. O. Roehm, M. E. Debakey

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Abstract

This is a report of a patient with an impacted, chronically infected transvenous pacemaker lead whose management was complicated by the presence of a functioning contralateral transvenous pacemaker. Treatment included sustained traction on the infected lead, a left subcostal thoracofomy for placement of new sutureless epicardial leads, and retrograde right iliac vein cannula‐tion for final snare removal of the mobilized lead. The patient is currently free of infection, and has normal pacemaker function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)648-650
Number of pages3
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1983

Keywords

  • impacted transvenous leads
  • infected pacemakers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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