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Published online: 2008-08-27
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Case report
An old looped lead removal, complicated by its knotting over the active right ventricular lead – a case report

Barbara Małecka, Andrzej Kutarski, Radosław Pietura, Andrzej Ząbek, Jacek Bednarek, Jacek Lelakowski, Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(8):865-868.

open access

Vol 66, No 8 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-08-27
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a 59 year old patient with advanced heart failure who underwent lead extraction. The lead was implanted 11 years ago, and 2 years later looped spontaneously following its fracture. The transvenous extraction process through inferior vena cava was complicated by knotting of the inactive lead over the active ventricular lead. The patient was pacemaker-dependent. Finally, the old lead was successfuly explanted. The active intact lead was used to create resynchronisation system.

Abstract

We present a 59 year old patient with advanced heart failure who underwent lead extraction. The lead was implanted 11 years ago, and 2 years later looped spontaneously following its fracture. The transvenous extraction process through inferior vena cava was complicated by knotting of the inactive lead over the active ventricular lead. The patient was pacemaker-dependent. Finally, the old lead was successfuly explanted. The active intact lead was used to create resynchronisation system.
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Keywords

cardiac pacing; cardiac pacing complications; lead extraction

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Title

Case report
An old looped lead removal, complicated by its knotting over the active right ventricular lead – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 8 (2008)

Pages

865-868

Published online

2008-08-27

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(8):865-868.

Keywords

cardiac pacing
cardiac pacing complications
lead extraction

Authors

Barbara Małecka
Andrzej Kutarski
Radosław Pietura
Andrzej Ząbek
Jacek Bednarek
Jacek Lelakowski
Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska

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