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Recalled ICD Leads Can Be Extracted Safely, Cleveland Clinic Study Shows

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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A 10-year retrospective study from the Cleveland Clinic shows that implantable cardioverter defibrillator leads subject to recalls can be extracted with the same safety and efficacy as non-recalled ICD leads. Another study, published in the same issue of Heart Rhythm, found that younger age and female sex are independent predictors of failure for St. Jude’s Riata lead.

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