Case report
Complex percutaneous extraction of a 15-year-old atrial lead dislodged into the subclavian vein
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Submission date: 2010-07-11
Final revision date: 2010-08-12
Acceptance date: 2010-09-07
Online publication date: 2011-03-08
Publication date: 2011-03-08
Arch Med Sci 2011;7(1):164–167
We present a case of a 50-year-old patient with DDD pacing failure who underwent atrial lead extraction. The lead was implanted 15 years ago, and 4 months ago it dislodged into the subclavian vein following a fracture. The lead was removed via the femoral vein approach using a Cook Medical device (Byrd Femoral Workstation, Dotter basket) and pigtail catheter.