Impasse During Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Lead Extraction: Only Patience, Endurance and the Right Tools Can Bail You Out

Antonis S Manolis, Areti Koumeli, Stergios Soulaidopoulos, Konstantinos Konstantinou


A case of complex and arduous percutaneous cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) lead extraction is presented that illustrates several aspects of technical challenges that may emerge during the procedure requiring a change of strategy, appropriate tool selection, and operator and patient endurance. Rhythmos 2018;13(4):78-80.


cardiac implantable electronic devices; percutaneous lead extraction; CIED infection; implantable cardioverter-defibrillation; cardiac resynchronization therapy; heart failure

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