Published in Blood Weekly, August 10th, 2006
Study 1: Removal of pacing and implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) leads using an excimer laser-assisted (LA) technique is highly successful.
According to a study from the United States, "High capture thresholds, decreased electrical sensing, and lead fractures continue to be a problem in children undergoing transvenous pacing. The clinician must therefore decide at the time of pacing system revision to either abandon chronically implanted transvenous pacing leads or extract them. We report our experience using an excimer LA strategy for removing...
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