Department School of Medicine(Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital), School of Medicine Position Endowed Professor
|Successful transjugular extraction of a lead in front of the anterior scalene muscle by using snare technique.
|Formal name：Journal of arrhythmia
|Domestic / Foregin
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|OKADA Ayako†, AIZAWA Kazunori, TOMITA Takeshi, YOSHIE Kouji, TAKEUCHI Takahiro, SHODA Morio, IKEDA Uichi
|The incidence of cardiovascular implantable electronic device infection is increasing. We report a case of and successful device removal in a 79-year-old man with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator infection. Right phrenic nerve paralysis was evident on chest radiography. The lead was in front of the anterior scalene muscle, close to the left phrenic nerve. Therefore, extraction carried a risk of bilateral phrenic nerve paralysis. The lead was successfully extracted from the right internal jugular vein by using the snare technique. No complications occurred, and the extraction was successful.