Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Raffaele De Lucia, Giovanni Coluccia, Stefano Viani, Luca Paperini
    Pages 1-32
  3. Roberto Verlato, Maria Stella Baccillieri, Pietro Turrini
    Pages 33-45
  4. Gianluca Solarino, Andrea Di Cori, Giulio Zucchelli
    Pages 47-55
  5. Luca Segreti, Ezio Soldati, Maria Grazia Bongiorni
    Pages 57-81
  6. Maria Grazia Bongiorni
    Pages 83-96
  7. Ezio Soldati, Maria Grazia Bongiorni
    Pages 97-114
  8. Andrea Di Cori, Giulio Zucchelli, Francesco Bandera
    Pages 115-128
  9. Pier Giorgio Golzio, Melissa Vinci, Elisa Pelissero, Maria Grazia Bongiorni
    Pages 129-136
  10. Giulio Zucchelli, Ezio Soldati
    Pages 137-145
  11. Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Ezio Soldati
    Pages 147-156

About this book

Introduction

In recent years, indications for defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy have expanded enormously. The implanted leads necessary for these devices to function, however, have a limited life span, and their extraction will be an increasing issue in clinical practice for treating short- and long-term complications, such as infections and lead failures. Aim of this book is to provide state-of-the-art techniques for lead extraction and to cover subjects such as lead characteristics, indications for lead removal, patient preparation, extraction tools and techniques, complication prevention and management. A series of tips and tricks for approaching particular conditions (tight costoclavicular space, fractured leads, implantable cardioverter–defibrillator leads, endangered leads) is presented. A new extraction technique through the internal jugular vein is described: several examples are given, and high-quality images help thoroughly depict this innovative procedure. An excellent resource for all individuals involved in managing cardiac patients: cardiologists, arrhythmologists, surgeons, general practitioners, pediatricians, and postgraduate students in those disciplines.

Keywords

Arrhythmia Complications Defibrillator Extraction Leads

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Grazia Bongiorni
    • 1
  1. 1.2nd Cardiovascular Department AOUPSanta Chiara University HospitalPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-1466-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1465-7
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1466-4
  • About this book