Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2017 Sep 8. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
Injuries to the superior vena cava (SVC) during transvenous lead extraction (TLE) procedures are a rare but life-threatening complication. The Bridge Occlusion Balloon (BOB) is specifically designed for temporary SVC occlusion in TLE procedures. We report the first case of a 27-year-old man using the BOB as a safety net in a high-risk TLE procedure. Read More