As with any procedure, there are few risks associated with lead extraction which include:

  • Puncturing the heart
  • Cutting a surrounding vessel
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Stroke
  • Damage to the heart valve on the right side of the heart
  • BleedingĀ 
  • Swelling of the arm
  • Infection
  • Fluid accumulation around the lung or heart