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Deaths and cardiovascular injuries due to device-assisted implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and pacemaker lead extraction.
GlideLight has taken us to the next level in lead extraction," said Dr.
Locking stylets play a fundamental role in lead extraction procedures by providing internal support to the cardiac lead targeted for removal.
The patient should go to a physician who has kept track of his outcomes of his device procedures, including lead extraction, and has the capability of doing transvenous lead extraction if needed," Dr.
During this session, interesting cases provided by participants will be discussed and used to review when to perform venoplasty and lead extraction.
Acknowledging the challenge for physicians to achieve the desired volume of proctored cases in a training regime, HRS experts highlighted lead extraction simulation with realistic scenarios as an important future component of initial hands-on exposure and subsequent maintenance of skills.
LExICon evaluated the removal of 2,405 leads in 1,449 patients at 13 centers experienced in lead extraction from the United States and Canada between January 2004 and December 2007.
Since joining Spectranetics in July 2006, Jason has implemented several significant initiatives in the Lead Management business, including the creation of a separate sales organization, implementation and successful conclusion of the LExICon retrospective study supporting positive clinical outcomes utilizing laser-assisted lead extraction, and an impressive showcase of Spectranetics lead management products at the recently concluded Heart Rhythm Society meeting, where the guidelines for lead extraction were expanded.
Transvenous lead extraction, when done by experienced operators can be the best way to manage device infections, veins with blockages or lead malfunctions.