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lead extraction

The removal of an electronic lead, such as a temporary pacemaker wire, from the heart.
See also: extraction
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This is one of the main reasons influencing the use of pacemaker/defibrillators lead extraction kits.
In our case, MIC towards aminoglycosides was high, and cure of the patient was dependent on lead extraction rather than on antibiotic treatment.
Advances in device lead extraction. Curr Cardiol Rep 2001; 3:324.
Percutaneous pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead extraction in 100 patients with intracardiac vegetations defined by transesophageal echocardiogram.
He added: "Lead extraction is thought to have taken place at Talargoch since at least the Roman period."
In 35 chapters, they cover basic principles of device therapy; clinical concepts, including physiology, clinical trials, pacing for various conditions, testing, and pediatric pacing and defibrillator use; implantation techniques, including interventional techniques, prevention and management of complications, lead extraction, and imaging; and follow-up and programming, such as troubleshooting of various devices, timing cycles, monitoring, electromagnetic interference, and ethical issues.
Lead extraction was 96% when leaching at 95[degrees]C for 35 min using [H.sub.2]S[O.sub.2] and Pb[O.sub.2] as oxidants.
In a unique format that focuses on visual learning through pictures that illustrate concepts (with some textual description at the end), the volume covers basic concepts through advanced aspects, including troubleshooting and follow-up, with little on implantation and lead extraction techniques.
North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology defined class 1 indications of lead extraction as sepsis, endocarditis, life-threatening arrhythmias, and thromboembolic events secondary to retained lead, lead interference, and obliteration or occlusion of veins, with the need to implant a new pacing system (1).
The letter to physicians points out that lead extraction carries risks "that should be considered in patient management," and that published literature "suggests major complications (death or surgical intervention) from lead extraction range from 1.4% [to] 7.3%.
Mary's Heart Institute in Evansville added a lead extraction program last year to support its electrophysiology department which implants devices to control the electrical components in the heart.
Changes to the evaluation criteria for lead extraction testing in the NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components--Health Effects have been adopted by the NSF Drinking Water Additives Joint Committee.