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Jae-Sik Jang 1 Article
Successful Removal of 15-year-old Pacemaker Leads by Weight and pulley method
Hyun-Woo Kim, Ho-Cheol Shin, Han-Young Jin, Jeong-Sook Seo, Jae-Sik Jang, Tae-Hyun Yang, Dae-Kyeong Kim, Dong-Soo Kim
Kosin Med J. 2018;33(3):396-401.   Published online December 31, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2018.33.3.396
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Extraction of old pacemaker leads remains a complex procedure owing to fibrotic encapsulation and lead adhesions. We report a case of extraction of 15-year-old pacemaker leads by weight and pulley method. A 81-year-old man presented with exposed pacemaker leads out of body with purulent discharge from a pacemaker insertion site. He inserted DDD (dual chamber pacing, dual chamber sensing dual function) pacemaker implantation 15 years ago for SSS. Previously pacemaker battery was removed 3 years ago due to recurrent infection of pacemaker scar site. We extracted the pacemaker leads by weight and pulley method successfully without any complications.


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