Transvenous lead extraction surgeries are performed when patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) experience infection or device complications that require removal of the wire leads; however given how the leads can get calcified into tissue over time, the current method of lead removal poses high risk for life-threatening events (e.g. superior vena cava tear). Reducing this risk would allow for lead extraction surgeries to be more accessible to patients and performed safely.
Department Biomedical Engineering
Sponsor Mayo Clinic Cardio
Advisor James B. Stubbs
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Name Major Hometown
Alejandro Vasquez BME Houston, TX
Caroline Harpole BME Durham, North Carolina
Malia Yuhl BME Manhattan Beach, CA
Nicole Frey BME Cartersville, GA
Ramon Grullon BME Marietta