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Invasive electrophysiology
Necessity of endocardial lead removal in device upgrade in a patient with left subclavian vein occlusion – a case report

Barbara Małecka, Andrzej Ząbek, Andrzej Kutarski, Andrzej Maziarz, Jacek Lelakowski
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(4):451-454.

open access

Vol 67, No 4 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-04-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We describe a method of regaining venous access to the heart in a patient with permanent atrial stimulation, in whom the pacing system upgrade to the atrio-ventricular one was necessary. However, left subclavian vein occlusion was found. We used an existing lead as a conduit. During such treatment the lead was removed. After a recanalisation the therapeutic aim was achieved – there were two new leads implanted.

Abstract

We describe a method of regaining venous access to the heart in a patient with permanent atrial stimulation, in whom the pacing system upgrade to the atrio-ventricular one was necessary. However, left subclavian vein occlusion was found. We used an existing lead as a conduit. During such treatment the lead was removed. After a recanalisation the therapeutic aim was achieved – there were two new leads implanted.
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Keywords

venous occlusion; venography; percutaneus lead extraction; permanent pacing; device upgrade

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Title

Invasive electrophysiology
Necessity of endocardial lead removal in device upgrade in a patient with left subclavian vein occlusion – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 4 (2009)

Pages

451-454

Published online

2009-04-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(4):451-454.

Keywords

venous occlusion
venography
percutaneus lead extraction
permanent pacing
device upgrade

Authors

Barbara Małecka
Andrzej Ząbek
Andrzej Kutarski
Andrzej Maziarz
Jacek Lelakowski

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