Percutaneous extraction of cardiac pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator leads with evolution mechanical dilator sheath: a single-centre experience

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Oto A., AYTEMİR K., YORGUN H., CANPOLAT U., KAYA E. B., Kabakci G., ...More

EUROPACE, vol.13, no.4, pp.543-547, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/europace/euq400
  • Journal Name: EUROPACE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.543-547
  • Keywords: Evolution mechanical sheath, Percutaneous lead extraction, TRANSVENOUS PACEMAKER, INITIAL-EXPERIENCE, INFECTIONS, MANAGEMENT, TRIAL
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Aims The growing problem with endocardial lead infections and lead malfunctions has increased the interest in percutaneous lead removal technology. In this report, we present our initial experience in percutaneous lead extraction with a novel hand-powered sheath, the Evolution mechanical dilator sheath.