Open Access Case Report Article ID: JCMC-4-136

    Extraction of an Infected Active Fixation Coronary Sinus Lead with the Aid of a Tissue Stabilizer

    Stefania Blasi, Maurizio Levantino, Luca Paperini, Maria Grazia Bongiorni and Uberto Bortolotti*

    We present a 49-year-old man who required extraction of a cardiac resynchronization device due to lead infection. While 2 leads were successfully retrieved by a transvenous approach the third one with active fixation and entrapped into a coronary sinus side-branch, required surgical intervention. During the operation, performed on cardiopulmonary bypass on a beating heart, lead extraction was greatly facilitated by employment of a tissue stabilizer routinely used for off-pump coronary surgery.

    Keywords: Cardiomyopaties dilated; Endocarditis; Cardiopulmonary bypass

    Published on: Feb 9, 2017 Pages: 5-7

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2976.000036
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