Session 3: Percutaneous Lead Extraction: Procedural and Logistical Concerns

Event Recorded:


On Demand Product Available through:

01/31/2016 11:59 pm

This unique, physician-centric initiative is a three-session seminar series incorporating multiple teaching modalities and active and passive learning principles. It is designed to share evidence-based patient management strategies. The 2013 series focuses on lead management.


Session Format

Pre-Recorded Cases: Each session within the series begins with the presentation of pre-recorded cases from experts in the field of electrophysiology. The learner views these cases in an on demand format and has both an immediate and continuing opportunity to submit content-related questions to the faculty electronically. The expert faculty will address participant questions during the subsequent live questions and answers segment.

Live Questions and Answers: One-month post-release of the pre-recorded cases, the learner is invited to actively participate in a live, online question and answer session as the expert faculty address and debate the previously submitted questions and comments. The learner may further participate in this segment by submitting questions during the live event.

Enduring Product: The pre-recorded cases and the question and answer session will be combined and made available to all registrants on demand via the web.  All three 2013 sessions are now enduring products.

Activity Description:

Session 3 Enduring Product

The third segment of Percutaneous Lead Extraction: Procedural and Logistical Concerns combines the Pre-Recorded Cases (recorded Monday, October 14, 2013) and Live Questions and Answers (recorded Thursday, November 14, 2013) segments to complete the third session in the Clinical Decision-Making Seminar Series: Focus - Lead Management.

Registration Information:

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Register now to view the Session 3 On Demand product
(includes pre-recorded cases and questions and answers segments).

HRS Members

HRS Member Registration:  $40 (Bundle Option:  Buy two sessions for $80 and get the third free.)

Non-Member of HRS

Non-member Registration:  $75 (Bundle Option:  Buy two sessions for $150 and get the third free.)


Additional Sessions

Register for the first session, Pre-Implantation Decision Making in Patients with a Device Indication.

Register for the second session, Transvenous Lead Surveillance and Indications for Extraction

Course Directors/Faculty:

This session is moderated by Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS, CCDS and presents cases from George H. Crossley III, MD, FHRS, CCDS, Charles J. Love, MD, FHRS, CCDS, and Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD, FHRS, CCDS.

View their disclosures here.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify risks and benefits of lead extraction
2. Prepare the patient for lead extraction
3. Prepare the team for lead extraction (venue, surgical backup TEE, etc.)
4. Describe the role of powered sheaths and other extractions tools and their advantages and disadvantages
5. Discuss lead types, placement, and designs (coil, insulation, etc.) and their impact on extraction
6. Anticipate and manage potential complications of lead extraction
7. Employ tips and tricks while performing difficult extractions
8. Discuss when it is acceptable to abandon leads versus extraction (including intra-procedure)

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for electrophysiologists, fellows and allied health prefessionals involved with lead management


HRS Clinical Decision-Making Seminar Series - provides a forum for the open exchange and discussion of lead patient cases.  The views expressed by the individual speakers are not the views of the Socitey.  The Heart Rhythm Society supports the ACCME's policy on evidence-based content and encourages faculty to adhere to these standards when planning a presentation.

Contact Information:

Education Department

Tel: 202 464 3400

Industry Support:


The 2013 Clinical Decision Making Seminar Series is supported by:

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