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Pacemaker/ICD Lead Infection: What Are the Main Intracardiac Echocardiographic Features?

  • M. G. Bongiorni
  • G. Arena
  • E. Soldati
  • M. Ratti
  • C. Nardi
  • M. Mariani
Conference paper

Abstract

The techniques of transvenous lead extraction have developed over the last ten years, allowing an high success rate [1–8]. Recently, recommendations, indications, facilities and training for extraction of chronically implanted transvenous pacing and defibrillator leads have been published from the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology Lead Extraction Conference Faculty [9]. However, the researches in this field are continuously growing to make it as safe as possible.

Keywords

Innominate Vein North American Society Lead Extraction Intracardiac Echocardiography Transvenous Pace 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Bongiorni
    • 1
  • G. Arena
    • 1
  • E. Soldati
    • 1
  • M. Ratti
    • 1
  • C. Nardi
    • 1
  • M. Mariani
    • 1
  1. 1.Interventional Arrhythmology Unit, Cardiothoracic DepartmentCisanello Hospital, University of PisaItaly

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