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Effective Antitachycardia Therapy by Temporary External Defibrillator Utilized as Bridge to Reimplantation
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  • Giulio Falasconi,
  • Giuseppe d'Angelo,
  • Luigi Pannone,
  • Alessandra Marzi,
  • Patrizio Mazzone
Giulio Falasconi
San Raffaele Hospital
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Giuseppe d'Angelo
Ospedale San Raffaele
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Luigi Pannone
Ospedale San Raffaele
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Alessandra Marzi
Ospedale San Raffaele
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Patrizio Mazzone
Ospedale San Raffaele
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Abstract

The increasing number of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED)-carriers is leading to a growing need of transvenous lead extraction of various levels of complexity. Although still little utilized for patients with CIED-related infection and concomitant history of VT, report a peculiar case of transvenous lead extraction with the following temporary external cardioverter-defibrillator implantation as a bridge to reimplantation; this bridge system had a life-saving role for the patient by stopping an episode of sustained ventricular tachycardia through antitachycardia pacing.