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Extraction of a fractured pacemaker lead in the left bundle branch area using a snare via a femoral approach


We present the first reported case of extraction of a ventricular lead placed in the left bundle branch area with a double-loop design snare via the femoral approach without any complication. It was a 4-month-old lead whose extraction was not possible only with a conventional stylet via an implant vein approach, so we want to show that complete procedural success is possible.

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Agudo, C.A., Jaén, E.GI., Sánchez, D.J. et al. Extraction of a fractured pacemaker lead in the left bundle branch area using a snare via a femoral approach. J Interv Card Electrophysiol (2022).

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  • Left bundle branch area pacing
  • Physiological pacing
  • Extraction of pacemaker lead