Cardiac Lead Removal Using the Excimer Laser

Jonathan P. Piccini, MD, MHS, FAHA, FHRS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

In this video, Dr. Piccini successfully extracts an infected ICD lead from a 62-year-old patient, using a GlideLight™ laser sheath. For patients with chronic retained leads, removal can represent a beneficial option to adding leads, leaving patients with more durable hardware and lower risk of chronic total occlusion.  
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