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Table 2 Indications for lead extraction

From: Risk of venous occlusion after lead laser extraction preventing future lead implantation

  Total Venous occlusion group Control group
Pocket infection 74 (33.8%) 2 (0.9%) 6 (2.7%)
Endocarditis 38 (17.3%) 1 (0.4%) 4 (1.8%)
Bacteremia or Sepsis 25 (11.4%) 1 (0.4%) 3 (1.3%)
Functional abandoned lead 9 (4.1%) 0 2 (0.9%)
Nonfunctional lead 99 (45.2%) 9 (4.1%) 17 (7.7%)
Pain at device or insertion site 2 (0.91%) 1 (0.4%) 0
Venous stasis or occlusion 4 (1.82%) 0 0