Cardiac resynchronization therapy coronary venous left ventricular lead removal and reimplantation: Experience from a single center in China

  • Authors:
    • Wencheng Zheng
    • Ding Li
    • Xuebin Li
    • Feng Ze
    • Long Wang
    • Jiangbo Duan
    • Cuizhen Yuan
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  • Published online on: July 26, 2019     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2019.7818
  • Pages: 2213-2218
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Abstract

The present study aimed to investigate the success rate, methods and associated complications of left ventricular lead (LVL) extraction and venous pathway reimplantation in patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy device/defibrillator (CRT/CRTD). A retrospective analysis was performed in the patients who underwent CRT/CRTD extraction and reimplantation at our hospital from January 2012 to October 2018. The methods, patient complications and success rate of extraction and reimplantation of LVL were analyzed. A total of 54 patients underwent CRT/CRTD removal (pacemaker infection, n=51; LVL dysfunction, n=3; CRT/CRTD, 34/20). A total of 54 LVLs were removed (3 active electrodes and 51 passive electrodes). The average implantation duration of the LVL was 53.5 months (range, 1‑204 months), whereas the success rate of the LVL extraction was 100% (94% completely removed and 6% clinically removed. A total of 6 patients (11%) were treated only by manual traction, whereas the remaining patients had their LVL successfully removed using extraction tools. In the peri‑operative period, one fatality occurred (2%). The highest complication rate of the lead extraction was 2% and no minor complications were observed. A total of 36 patients were reimplanted on the right side, which was successful in 31 cases (success rate, 86.1%), whereas 3 cases were successfully reimplanted on the left side. The total success rate of LVL reimplantation was 87.2%. The procedure of the LVL removal and reimplantation exhibited a high success rate and a lower incidence of complications compared with that in patients with cardiac devices.

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Zheng, W., Li, D., Li, X., Ze, F., Wang, L., Duan, J., & Yuan, C. (2019). Cardiac resynchronization therapy coronary venous left ventricular lead removal and reimplantation: Experience from a single center in China. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 18, 2213-2218. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2019.7818
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Zheng, W., Li, D., Li, X., Ze, F., Wang, L., Duan, J., Yuan, C."Cardiac resynchronization therapy coronary venous left ventricular lead removal and reimplantation: Experience from a single center in China". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 18.3 (2019): 2213-2218.
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Zheng, W., Li, D., Li, X., Ze, F., Wang, L., Duan, J., Yuan, C."Cardiac resynchronization therapy coronary venous left ventricular lead removal and reimplantation: Experience from a single center in China". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 18, no. 3 (2019): 2213-2218. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2019.7818