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Lead Extraction

As the indications for pacemakers and intracardiac defibrillators increase, the number of patients with cardiac devices continues to rise. Pacemaker consists of: (1) pulse generator, which is usually replaced every 5-10 years, and (2) intercardiac leads, which are designed to be permanently implanted. The most common reason for lead extraction is device infection. The presence of infection generally necessitates the complete removal of the pacemaker. The second most common reason for lead extraction is when a lead fails to work properly (for example, due to a break in the metal wire or surrounding insulation). Sometimes, the broken lead can be abandoned in the heart, with a new lead placed alongside without posing any danger to the patient.

Recently, lead extraction procedures have evolved into a definable, teachable art with its own specific tools and techniques. The indications and the practice of lead extraction are the focus of this special issue of the EPS magazine.

Dr.Sarah Moharam
Cardiology Specialist,
National Heart Institute
 
Dr.Mervat Aboulmaaty
Professor of Cardiology,
Ain Shams University,
Editor in chief of epsegypt.com

 

1. Name: Lead Extraction Guidelines
    By: Dr.Abdou Al Azab,
          Lecturer of Critical Care Medicine,
          Cairo University.

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2. Name: Device Related Infective Endocarditis
    By: Dr.Amina Nur El Din,
          Professor of Microbiology,
          Faculty of Medicine,
          Alexandria University

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3. Name: Intracardiac Device Related IE
    By: Dr.Mohamed Ayman A.Hay,
          Professor of Cariology,
          Alexandria University

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4. Name:  Primum Non Nocere
    By: Dr.Moataz A.Zaki,
          Assistant Lecturer,
          Cardiology Unit,
          Medical Research Institute,
          Alexandria University

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5. Name:  Lead extraction complications
    By: Dr.Mervat Abul Maaty,
          Professor of Cardiology,
          Ain Shams University

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6. Name:  Lead Extraction: Techniques
    By: Dr.Moataz A.Zaki,
          Assistant Lecturer,
          Cardiology Unit,
          Medical Research Institute,
          Alexandria University

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7. Name:  Primum Non Nocere (Word)
    By: Dr.Moataz A.Zaki,
          Assistant Lecturer,
          Cardiology Unit,
          Medical Research Institute,
          Alexandria University

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