Journal Article

Closure of the subclavian artery puncture site with a percutaneous suture device after removal of an arterial pacemaker lead

Juergen Meyhoefer, Heiko Lehmann, Hans-Heinrich Minden and Christian Butter

in EP Europace

Published on behalf of European Heart Rhythm Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Volume 8, issue 12, pages 1070-1072
Published in print December 2006 | ISSN: 1099-5129
Published online November 2006 | e-ISSN: 1532-2092 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/eul129
Closure of the subclavian artery puncture site with a percutaneous suture device after removal of an arterial pacemaker lead

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We describe the closure of a subclavian artery puncture site with a percutaneous suture device after removal of a pacemaker lead 1 week after its inadvertent positioning in the left ventricle via the subclavian artery. The lead was retracted from the left ventricle into the aorta and linked to a guiding catheter introduced via femoral artery access. The lead and the guiding catheter were removed from the artery to the subclavian area. This manoeuvre allowed the placement of a percutaneous arterial suture device (Perclose) to close the puncture site.

Keywords: Arterial pacemaker lead; Inadvertent positioning; Closure of arterial puncture site; Perclose suture device

Journal Article.  1240 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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