Extraction of a Proximal Portion of a Fractured Lead Using a Bulldog Lead Extender in a Patient with Recurrent Septicaemia Following Incomplete Removal of Pacemaker Leads

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Astarcıoğlu M. A.

Koşuyolu Heart Journal, vol.19, no.2, pp.132-134, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/khj.9554
  • Journal Name: Koşuyolu Heart Journal
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.132-134
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Pacemaker lead infection is a rare but serious complication of permanent transvenous pacing, and the prognosis is serious if all the implanted materials are not completely removed. In this case report, we aim to describe the management of a fractured pacemaker lead caused by the extraction procedure using a bulldog lead extender.

Key Words: Endocarditis; pacing; pacemakers