Utah Valley Regional Medical Center

(801) 357-7850Map1034 North 500 WestProvo, UT 84604

Laser Lead Extraction

Electrophysiology Lab

(801) 357-2023

Definition

If a cardiac lead or pacemaker lead is infected, not working or surrounded by too much scar tissue, it may need to be removed.  Laser Lead Extraction uses special catheter-guided lasers. It cold, controlled laser energy to free the lead from surrounding scar tissue. This lets the doctor safely remove the lead with little risk of damaging the heart.
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