Unusual extraction of an active fixation ventricular pacing lead with outer coil fracture in a child

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Karagoz T., Celiker A., Hallioglu O., Ozme S.

EUROPACE, vol.5, no.2, pp.185-187, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1053/eupc.2002.0293
  • Journal Name: EUROPACE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-187
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Aim In this report we describe an asymptomatic paced child with outer coil fracture of the bipolar screw-in steroid eluting ventricular lead without insulation defect, loss of ventricular capture and unexpected increase in lead impedance in the bipolar VVIR pace configuration. Method and result A previously unpublished method was performed to retract the helix and the lead. As a result, the fractured lead was successfully retrieved.