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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine