Lead extraction for cardiac implantable electronic device infection: comparable complication rates with or without abandoned leads

ConclusionDespite longer implant times, patients with abandoned leads did not have more major complications during lead extraction. Therefore, preventive extraction of non-functional leads to avoid complications at a later stage is not warranted.
Source: Europace - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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