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Laser extraction of pacemaker lead traversing a patent foramen ovale and the mitral valve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23176932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular lead misplacement is an infrequent complication of pacemaker or defibrillator lead insertion. It most commonly occurs through defects in the interatrial septum. Although patients may remain asymptomatic, the most common clinical complication is a thromboembolic event. Percutaneous technology has been described to safely remove misplaced leads. We present a case of a patient with a pacemaker lead in the left ventricle through a patent foramen ovale that was successfully extracted using excimer laser technology.
Melissa M Anastacio; Mario Castillo-Sang; Jennifer S Lawton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  94     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-26     Completed Date:  2013-01-29     Revised Date:  2014-02-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2125-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / therapy
Device Removal / methods*
Diagnosis, Differential
Equipment Failure
Follow-Up Studies
Foramen Ovale, Patent / complications*,  diagnosis
Foreign-Body Migration / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Laser Therapy / methods*
Mitral Valve / injuries*
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Radiography, Thoracic
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