• A lead is a special wire that transfers energy from a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator to the heart muscle (ICD).
  • The removal of one or more leads from the heart is known as lead extraction.
  • It is not possible to remove leads that have been implanted outside the heart during open-heart surgery during this procedure.


Watch this video to learn more about the Lead extraction procedure

 

Reference - Lead Extraction. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/17165-lead-extraction