Entrapment of a Pacing Lead within a Chiari Network: Utility of Intracardiac Echo and a Laser Sheath

Htin Aung, Raul Emilio Espinosa, Brian D. Powell, Christopher J. Mcleod

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Abstract

Although rare, Chiari networks are elaborate embryological remnants that can pose distinct challenges for catheter and pacing lead manipulation within the right atrium. Device entrapment may require open thoracotomy for removal, with significant morbidity. We report an unusual case of pacing lead entanglement within this structure, followed by prompt intracardiac echocardiographic identification and laser sheath removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)620-622
Number of pages3
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Chiari Network
  • defibrillator
  • laser extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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