Temporary external implantable cardioverter-defibrillator as a bridge to reimplantation after infected device extraction

Maciej Debski, Andrzej Zabek, Krzysztof Boczar, Malgorzata Urbanczyk-Zawadzka, Jacek Lelakowski, Barbara Malecka

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Patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) and endovascular infection represent a difficult management group. The explantation of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system deprives the patient of the protection against life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias. In this study, we describe feasibility and clinical outcomes of bridging with temporary dual-coil ICD lead and external ICD following the extraction of a CIED due to endovascular infection and compare the performance of this approach to other available options.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
JournalJournal of Arrhythmia
Issue number1
Early online date21 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018

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