Lead extraction procedure

What is lead extraction?
A lead is a special wire which transmits energy to the heart muscle from a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Lead extraction is t...
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020 at 6:23 AM
Why do I need a lead extraction?
A lead need to be removed due to the following reasons : An infection at the site of the device or lead Damage to the inside or outside of the lead Form...
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020 at 7:58 AM
How is lead extraction performed?
There are two approaches to perform lead extraction :           1. Subclavian Approach It is the most frequently used approach. The leads are removed th...
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020 at 9:42 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?
As with any procedure, there are few risks associated with lead extraction which include: Puncturing the heart Cutting a surrounding vessel Pulmonary em...
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020 at 10:06 AM