Misplaced Ventricular Lead via an Atrial Septal Defect–Percutaneous Extraction
04 December 2018
24 January 2019
19 April 2019 (online)
Background Necessity for lead removal in this case was after 12 years due to mitral valve regurgitation caused by retraction of the posterior leaflet by the inadvertently misplaced lead.
Case Description This history describes a 45-year-old woman with history of multiple cardiac operations at young age with an abandoned defibrillator lead via a patent atrial septal defect. Lead extraction was performed with first described use of rotational dilating sheaths to reduce emboli risk, hoping to avoid a fourth surgical procedure with high risk.
Conclusions Percutaneous lead removal using rotational sheaths is possible even for misplaced leads after long-time intervals with acceptable operative risk.
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