Management of arterial injuries caused by laser extraction of indwelling venous pacemaker and defibrillator leads

Jennifer Lawton, Marc R. Moon, John A. Curci, Brian G. Rubin, Timothy W. Smith, Marye J. Gleva, Ralph J. Damiano

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Abstract

The use of laser technology for the removal of pacemaker and defibrillator leads has decreased the lead extraction time and improved the success rate for complete lead removal when compared to traditional techniques. However, this extraction method may be associated with significant complications. This report documents two cases of iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula created by laser lead extraction. Endovascular repair of these fistulas provides an effective and less invasive alternative to open repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)917-920
Number of pages4
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume29
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Defibrillators
Lasers
Wounds and Injuries
Arteriovenous Fistula
Fistula
Technology
Lead

Keywords

  • Defibrillation-ICD
  • Electrophysiologyclinical
  • Pacing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Management of arterial injuries caused by laser extraction of indwelling venous pacemaker and defibrillator leads. / Lawton, Jennifer; Moon, Marc R.; Curci, John A.; Rubin, Brian G.; Smith, Timothy W.; Gleva, Marye J.; Damiano, Ralph J.

In: PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Vol. 29, No. 8, 08.2006, p. 917-920.

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Lawton, Jennifer ; Moon, Marc R. ; Curci, John A. ; Rubin, Brian G. ; Smith, Timothy W. ; Gleva, Marye J. ; Damiano, Ralph J. / Management of arterial injuries caused by laser extraction of indwelling venous pacemaker and defibrillator leads. In: PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2006 ; Vol. 29, No. 8. pp. 917-920.
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