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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 3 May 2015 > TRICUSPID VALVE DISEASE > Asymptomatic Tricuspid Stenosis Following a Complex Lead Extraction Procedure

Asymptomatic Tricuspid Stenosis Following a Complex Lead Extraction Procedure

Umit Guray1, Esra Gucuk Ipek2, Ozgul Ucar1, Yesim Guray2

1Department of Cardiology, Ankara Numune Education and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, 2Department of Cardiology, Turkiye Yüksek Ihtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

The number of transvenous extraction procedures for leads of intracardiac rhythm devices increased recently and the most common reason for lead extraction is device infection. In some cases, combined use of two different techniques is necessary. Long term results of this approach are not clear. In this case report, we present a patient with biventricular implantable cardioverter

defibrillator who underwent percutaneous hardware removal due to recurrent pacemaker pocket infections. Mechanical dilator sheath removal and Needle’s Eye Snare were used in the same patient. Although asymptomatic, tricuspid stenosis was detected three years after the operation.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:335-337

Asymptomatic Tricuspid Stenosis Following a Complex Lead Extraction Procedure

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