Lead extraction procedure

What is lead extraction?
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...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 3:08 AM
Why do I need a lead extraction?
The following reasons need the removal of a lead: Infection at the device or lead's location. Damage to the lead on the inside or outside. Scar tis...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 3:01 AM
How is lead extraction performed?
Lead extraction can be done in one of two ways:           1. Subclavian Approach It is the most frequently used approach. The leads are removed through ...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 3:09 AM
How do I prepare for a lead extraction procedure?
Follow the instructions of your healthcare team to prepare for this procedure. Stop eating or drinking before midnight of your procedure.  Inform your he...
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020 at 9:43 AM
What happens after lead extraction?
You can ask your health care provider to give your pain medicine if you are experiencing severe pain. The time you will stay in the hospital varies, but y...
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020 at 10:00 AM
What are the risks of lead extraction?
There are a few risks involved with lead extraction, like with any procedure: Puncturing the heart Cutting a surrounding vessel Pulmonary embolism Stro...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 3:34 AM