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ELECTRa Registry

This is a European Lead Extraction Controlled prospective, multicentre Registry of consecutive patients undergoing TLE procedures in European Countries.

EURObservational Research Programme - ELECTRa Registry 
The implant rate of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED) continues to rise in most countries. The number of leads per patient is increasing due to a higher proportion of dual versus single chamber devices and an increase of CRTP/D systems.
Greater life expectancy, need for upgrade, multiple replacements of generators or pocket revisions for complications expose patients to infections.

Despite advances in technology and improvements in reliability, leads remain the weak point of the systems and in some cases may fail.

Transvenous Lead Extraction is the gold standard in the treatment of CIED related infective complications and often required in the management of leads malfunction.

Initially NASPE and subsequently HRS and European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) have published recommendations describing indications, settings, facilities, training and accreditation for transvenous lead extraction procedures. 

ELECTRa is made possible thanks to an unrestricted grant from Spectranetics, Zoll and Cook Medical.

It is anticipated that over 100 centres will participate in  the registry.

Each centre will register consecutive patients for a total of 3500 patients. The study should commence recruitment of patients in November 2012 and finish in June 2013.
Centres will be enrolled on a voluntary basis from all the European Countries and will be anonymous and stratified on the basis of their volume of activity.

  • High volume Centres :  > 30 Patients per Year
  • Low volume Centres :  < 30 Patients per Year 

Read the article published in the Europace Journal

Download  the eCRF and the Protocol.

Executive Committee:

Maria Grazia Bongiorni, chair - Italy
Charles Kennergren, co-chair - Sweden
Christian Butter  - Germany
Jean Claude Deharo - France
Andrzej  Kutarski - Poland
Aldo Rinaldi - United Kingdom
Aldo Maggioni , EORP - Italy
Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist - Sweden
Angelo Auricchio - Switzerland    

Regional Coordinators: 

 Names  Country of origin  In charge of : 
 Maria Grazia Bongiorni  Italy       Italy
 Charles Kennergren  Sweden      Sweden-Norway-Denmark
 Christian Butter   Germany    Germany - Austria
 Jean.Claude Deharo  France  France- Belgium- Spain
 Andrzej  Kutarski  Poland  Poland- Russia -Ukraine
 Aldo Rinaldi  United Kingdom  UK- Ireland - Scotland