Lead extraction

So my son has an extra atrial lead that the docs are saying needs extraction due to a couple of inappropriate shocks. Question-has anyone had this done? Where was it done and who would be the top doc to do it? Son is 31y/o and pretty healthy otherwise! Thanks in advance.

rita


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Lead extraction

by Finn - 2022-07-15 23:59:17

I'm 61, had a lead extraction done in 2017 by Dr Vijay Swarup in Phoenix Az at the Heart Hospital/ Athena now I believe.

Dr Swarup does many of these procedures, it is more difficult than having leads put in. They use a sheath laser to extract the defective leads. A thoracic surgeon is on stand by.  
i would recall Dr Swarup.

 

Lead Extraction

by doublehorn48 - 2022-07-16 10:06:38

You want a doctor that has done a lot of extractions. Research the doctors. When I needed an extraction my wife did the research. The #1 hospital for heart problems in the USA is the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Dr Bruce Wilkoff has done thousands. He even holds the patents on several pieces of equipment.

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by DMJ - 2022-07-27 12:27:14

I had my extractions done at Brigham Women's hospital in Boston Mass.  They do may extractions.  I use Dr. Lawrence M. Epstein.

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