Intracardiac echocardiogram-guided use of a dormia basket to prevent major vegetation embolism during transvenous lead extraction

Antonio Dello Russo, Carmine Di Stasi, Gemma Pelargonio, Michela Casella, Stefano Bartoletti, Maria Lucia Narducci, Eleonora Russo, Ester Innocenti, Daniele Colombo, Fulvio Bellocci, Claudio Tondo

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We discuss a case of transvenous lead extraction (TLE) in a patient with a large vegetation. To prevent embolization, a Dormia basket was placed in the pulmonary artery trunk. After uncomplicated TLE, the basket was withdrawn, and vegetation material was retrieved from it. Our experience confirms that TLE is feasible even with large vegetations, and the pulmonary circulation may be protected with a simple intravascular device.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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