Complex lead extraction via subclavian approach using laser technique

Mohammed Hassan, Tomas A. Salerno, Anthony Panos, Marco Ricci

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Removal of fully intravascular pacing leads may be cumbersome. Herein, we report a technique that may be used to remove intravascular leads using laser technology through a subclavian approach, and discuss the process of lead removal as well as management of potential bleeding from the surgical site. We also address the advantages and pitfalls of this technique as compared to other surgical options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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