Novel procedure by CMC doctors helps avoid open heart surger
Instead of performing an open heart surgery, doctors at Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore took the percutaneous route to remove a malfunctioning lead (wire) of an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) device in a 49-year-old woman.
The lead extraction procedure was done using an imported device – ‘TightRail’ – through the skin.
This has avoided the necessity of an open heart surgery that comes with its own set of risks, and also enabling quicker recovery and lesser hospitalisation, according to John Roshan, professor of Electrophysiology, CMC.

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