Opportunistic access: Successful retrograde guide wire advancement to the pocket through a track created by laser lead extraction

David D Spragg, Jeffrey A Brinker, Charles A. Henrikson

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Obtaining vascular access can be difficult following lead extraction if a wire is not retained within the vessel. We describe a unique situation in which retrograde passage of a guidewire to the explanted internal cardioverter/ defibrillator pocket facilitated regaining subclavian venous access.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1315-1316
Number of pages2
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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