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Heart Disease and Lead Extraction

When Is a Lead Extraction Needed?

A pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) deliver energy to the heart muscle through wires called leads. A lead extraction is the removal of one or more leads from inside the heart.

Leads that are placed outside the heart during open heart surgery cannot be removed during this type of procedure.

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