Perioperative Management of Transvenous Lead Extraction

  • Gianluca Solarino
  • Andrea Di Cori
  • Giulio Zucchelli


Since the early 1990s, the development and use of the procedure for removing chronically implanted transvenous lead systems has progressed and involves an ever-growing number of physicians and centers. Due to the possibility of vascular catastrophe and life-threatening events during this procedure, perioperative management, including thorough patient evaluation and preparation, remain key points for a safe and effective procedure. This chapter focuses on appropriate patient management before, during, and after lead extraction.


Superior Vena Cava Cardiac Tamponade Lead Removal Lead Extraction Temporary Pacemaker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianluca Solarino
    • 1
  • Andrea Di Cori
    • 1
  • Giulio Zucchelli
    • 1
  1. 1.2nd Cardiovascular Department AOUPSanta Chiara University HospitalPisaItaly

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