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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Lennerz, Carsten; Pavaci, Herribert; Grebmer, Christian; von Olshausen, Gesa; Semmler, Verena; Buiatti, Alessandra; Reents, Tilko; Ammar, Sonia; Deisenhofer, Isabel; Kolb, Christof 
Title:
Forces applied during transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillator lead removal. 
Abstract:
17 physicians, experienced in transvenous lead removal, performed a lead extraction manoeuvre of an ICD lead on a torso phantom. They were advised to stop traction only when further traction would be considered as harmful to the patient or when--based on their experience--a change in the extraction strategy was indicated. Traction forces were recorded with a digital precision gauge.Median traction forces on the endocardium were 10.9 N (range from 3.0 N to 24.7 N and interquartile range from 7.9...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Biomed Res Int 
Year:
2014 
Journal volume:
2014 
Pages contribution:
183483 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
2314-6133 
TUM Institution:
Klinik für Herz- und Kreislauferkrankungen