Laser Cardiac Lead Extraction Gets Better Grades

Laser-assisted extraction of implanted heart device leads appears to have become safer and more successful in recent years, researchers said.

A retrospective multicenter series suggested a 97.7% clinical success rate and complete lead removal in 96.5% of cases attempted with the newer iteration of transvenous excimer laser extraction tools.

Major procedural com...

Posted by Jeff Sanders on Wednesday, February 3, 2010