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Jugular pacing lead extraction with laser sheath: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20047926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the past 20 years, the number of patients with pacemakers (PM) or implantable cardioverter defibrillators has risen markedly; consequently, an increasing number of lead-removal procedures have become necessary. A 64-year-old woman presenting with an infected device pocket and positive bacterial cultures (Staphylococcus aureus) was admitted to our department for lead removal; in 1991, she underwent VVI PM implantation for atrioventricular II degree Mobitz 1 block, and a unipolar lead was introduced via the left jugular vein. The procedure was performed in our Electrophysiology Lab with a cardiac surgeon on standby, using an excimer laser system emitting the energy at the tip of a flexible, fibre-optic 12 F sheath, developed by Spectranetics, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO, USA.
Antonio Curnis; Giuseppe Coppola; Marco Racheli; Manuel Cerini; Carlo Pagnoni; Alessandro Lipari; Nicola Berlinghieri; Mohamed A Metwally; Luca Bontempi; Livio Dei Cas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-22     Completed Date:  2010-05-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratorio di Elettrofisiologia ed Elettrostimolazione, Divisione e Cattedra di Cardiologia, Spedali Civili, Universit? degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / adverse effects
Device Removal / instrumentation*,  methods*
Endocarditis / radiography,  surgery*
Jugular Veins
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*,  microbiology
Prosthesis-Related Infections / radiography,  surgery*
Staphylococcal Infections / radiography,  surgery

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