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System and lead extractions 

System and lead extractions
System and lead extractions

James Gamble

and Paul Leeson

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date: 18 October 2019

This chapter covers system and lead extractions, including the principles and indications for decisions to explant or extract leads, methods of patient preparation, and techniques. The specific tools for lead extraction, such as a locking stylet, needle’s eye snare, and extraction sheaths are explained. The EDS and laser systems for described. The superior venous approach and femoral venous extraction are explained in a step-by-step method, including practical tips. Factors that increase the risk of complications are defined, along with the major and minor problems that can occur in a lead extraction.

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