Laser recanalization of the subclavian vein

Charles A. Henrikson, Diana Alexander, Richard E. Ringel, Jeffery A. Brinker

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Abstract

We report the use of a long wire and introducer as a rail for the laser recanalization of a chronically occluded subclavian vein following extraction of a fractured permanent pacing lead. This allowed new pacing leads to be placed through the previously occluded vessel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-437
Number of pages2
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Extraction
  • Laser
  • Pacemaker
  • Venous occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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