Removal of old leads
Long time no talk to. I've been reading quietly for quite a long time and have been impressed with the support and experience associated with this group, good job.
PM number 27 is nearing the end of its life after 3 years. The new unit will have a defib in it and therefore will require an additional lead. Along with that, a biventricular device is being considered requiring an additional lead for the other ventricle. My long history with PM's through the last 41 years has resulted in 8 old leads being abandoned in my veins because at the time it was the safest option. To make a long story short, extracting these abandoned leads has been put on the table as I'm running out of space. As I'm sure many of you know extracting the leads has always been significantly harder than placing them, hence the reason so many of mine were abandoned. My question to you is has lead extraction technology developed to the point that its much easier now than it has been in the past,
Thanks for the help