-Provides readers with state-of-the-art information on lead extraction techniques.
-Details a new extracting technique which is performed through the internal jugular vein; several examples are included, and many figures provide a thorough depiction of this innovative procedure.
-Will be an excellent resource for all of those involved in the management of cardiac patients including cardiologists, arrhythmologists, cardiac surgeons, GPs, pediatricians, and post-graduate students in these disciplines.
In recent years, indications for defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy have expanded enormously. The implanted leads necessary for these devices to function, however, have a limited life span, and their extraction will be an increasing issue in clinical practice for treating short- and long-term complications, such as infections and lead failures. Aim of this book is to provide state-of-the-art techniques for lead extraction and to cover subjects such as lead characteristics, indications for lead removal, patient preparation, extraction tools and techniques, complication prevention and management. A series of tips and tricks for approaching particular conditions (tight costoclavicular space, fractured leads, implantable cardioverter–defibrillator leads, endangered leads) is presented. A new extraction technique through the internal jugular vein is described: several examples are given, and high-quality images help thoroughly depict this innovative procedure. An excellent resource for all individuals involved in managing cardiac patients: cardiologists, arrhythmologists, surgeons, general practitioners, pediatricians, and postgraduate students in those disciplines.
1: Importance of Knowing Lead and Patient Interaction.- 2: From Guidelines: Definitions, Indications, Facilities and Outcomes of Transvenous Lead Extraction.- 3: Perioperative Management of Transvenous Lead Extraction. - 4: Tools, Techniques and Approaches. - 5: Personal Technique and Experience: The Pisa Approach. 6: Clinical Experiences in Lead Extraction.- 7: Utility of Imaging Techniques.- 8: Prevention and Treatment of Lead Extraction Complications.- 9: The Implantation of New Leads after Extraction. - 10: Problem-Solving in Lead Extractions.