Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-57056
Starck, C T; Salzberg, S P; Grünenfelder, J; Kofidis, T; Holzmeister, J; Falk, V (2011). Sondenextraktionen - eine anspruchsvolle Aufgabe. Cardiovascular Medicine, 14(7-8):213-221.
Lead extraction, a demanding task: Every year approximately 1 0 000–15 000 pacemakerand ICD-leads are extracted worldwide with numbers continuing to rise. The increasing need for lead extractions may be explained by the evolution of pacemakerand ICD-implants during the last decade as well as by the widened spectrum of extraction devices and techniques. Last but not least, in 2009 the indications for transvenous lead extractions were broadened by the Heart Rhythm Society. Lead extraction are not simple operations at all, but instead can be very challenging with a recognisable risk profile. When carried out by specialised centres lead extractions may be performed with high success rates (>95%), and low complication rates (<2%) and mortality (<0.5%).
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, further contribution|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||24 Jan 2012 18:07|
|Last Modified:||24 Nov 2012 18:14|
|Publisher:||EMH Swiss Medical Publishers|
|Series Name:||Cardiovascular Medicine 2011|
|Related URLs:||http://www.kardio.ch/dfe/index.html (Publisher)|
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