How to prevent, recognize, and manage complications of lead extraction. Part I: Avoiding lead extraction-Infectious issues

Charles A. Henrikson, Jeffrey A. Brinker

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    Abstract

    In most series, infection is the most common indication for pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator extraction. Meticulous operative technique and early attention to potential problems can reduce, but not eliminate, the risk of infection. In the next part of this review, we discuss the various indications for extraction that are not related to infection and how best to minimize the occurrence of such indications.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1083-1087
    Number of pages5
    JournalHeart Rhythm
    Volume5
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

    Keywords

    • Lead extraction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Physiology (medical)

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