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Lead astray: minimally invasive removal of a pacing lead in the left ventricle.

PMID: 20552628 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1002/clc.20728 (read at publisher's website )
PMCID: PMC6653419 (free full text version available)

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Chadwick W Stouffer, Michael S Shillingford, William M Miles, Jamie B Conti, Thomas M Beaver,

Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads are placed routinely with few notable complications. A rarely described complication of transvenous lead placement is malpositioning into the left ventricle. This situation can cause additional complications in the form of thromboembolic events. We present a case of a malpositioned left ventricular lead that was successfully removed with a minimally invasive technique.

Clin Cardiol (Clinical cardiology)
[2010, 33(6):E109-10]

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