[Lead extraction of pacemaker or implantable cardiac defibrillator leads using laser excimer]

Cantero Munoz P, Ruano Ravina A
Record ID 32009100348
Authors' recommendations: The removal of pacemaker or implantable cardiac defibrillator leads using excimer laser is considered to be an effective and safe technique, with a low incidence of failures and complications. It enables leads to be removed in situations in which other techniques fail or are contraindicated. In view of the learning curve involved, prior training is required at centres experienced in the procedure before it can be implemented and performed.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Angioscopy
  • Defibrillators, Implantable
  • Device Removal
  • Electrodes, Implanted
  • Laser Therapy
  • Lasers, Excimer
  • Pacemaker, Artificial
Organisation Name: Scientific Advice Unit, avalia-t; The Galician Health Knowledge Agency (ACIS)
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Contact Name: avalia-t@sergas.es
Contact Email: avalia-t@sergas.es
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