Laser recanalization of the subclavian vein

Charles A. Henrikson, Diana Alexander, Richard E. Ringel, Jeffery A. Brinker

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    We report the use of a long wire and introducer as a rail for the laser recanalization of a chronically occluded subclavian vein following extraction of a fractured permanent pacing lead. This allowed new pacing leads to be placed through the previously occluded vessel.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)436-437
    Number of pages2
    JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Apr 1 2006


    • Extraction
    • Laser
    • Pacemaker
    • Venous occlusion

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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