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 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/khj.9554
  • Title of Journal : Koşuyolu Heart Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.132-134


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