Laser Lead Extraction
Electrophysiology Lab(801) 357-2023
DefinitionIf 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.