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AIMS: Female sex is considered an independent risk factor of transvenous leads extraction (TLE) procedure. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of TLE in women compared with men. METHODS AND RESULTS: A post hoc analysis of risk factors and effectiveness of TLE in women and men included in the ESC-EHRA EORP ELECTRa registry was conducted. The rate of major complications was 1.96% in women vs. 0.71% in men; P = 0.0025. The number of leads was higher in men (mean 1.89 vs. 1.71; P 

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1890 - 1899


Complications, Female sex, Registry, Transvenous lead extraction, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices, Defibrillators, Implantable, Device Removal, Electric Power Supplies, Europe, Female, Humans, Intraoperative Complications, Leukocyte Count, Male, Middle Aged, Odds Ratio, Pacemaker, Artificial, Postoperative Complications, Prosthesis-Related Infections, Registries, Sex Factors, Time Factors, Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency, Venous Thrombosis