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Open Journal of Cardiology

ISSN: 2075-9010
Volume 6, 2017

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Open Journal of Cardiology, 2014, 5-2 [Case Report]

Extraction of late perforated high voltage defibrillator lead utilizing intra cardiac echocardiography

Ahmed Al Fagih*, Yahia Al Hebaishi, Saleh Al Ghamdi, Khalid Dagriri, Adil Ahmed, Saeed Al Ahmari, Ali Mahboob, Ayman Al khadra
Department of Adult Cardiology, Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Corresponding Author & Address:

Ahmed Al Fagih*
Department of Adult Cardiology, Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Email: aafagih@yahoo.com; Phone: +96614777714 Ex. 8765; Fax: +96614778771

Article History:
Published: 8th October, 2014   Accepted: 8th October, 2014
Received: 26th August, 2014      

Open Journal of Cardiology, 2014, 5-2

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Keywords: Intra cardiac echo, Cardiac CT, Extraction, ICD


Late perforation of rhythm device lead is a well recognized complication of implanted devices with varying degree of clinical presentation from asymptomatic patients to sudden cardiac death. We report a patient with incidental finding of late right ventricular lead perforation during routine device follow up. Endovenous extraction of the lead was performed uneventfully under intracardiac echocardiography guidance with cardiac surgery team backup.

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