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Early-BYRD: alternative early pacing and defibrillation lead replacement avoiding venous puncture

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Keyser, Andreas ; Schopka, Simon ; Jungbauer, Carsten ; Foltan, Maik ; Schmid, Christof
Date of publication of this fulltext: 01 Mar 2019 12:31


Background: In cases of lead failure after implantation of pacemakers (PM) or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) early lead replacement may be challenging. Puncture of the subclavian vein bears possible complications such as pneumothorax, hematothorax, and damage of leads to be left in place. To avoid venous puncture PM or ICD leads were replaced using a flexible polypropylene sheath ...


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