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

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

EUROPACE, cilt.5, sa.2, ss.185-187, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1053/eupc.2002.0293
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPACE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.185-187


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 Method and result A previously unpublished method was performed to retract the helix and the lead.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.