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Laser lead extraction was performed with the Spectranetics laser sheath removal system (Colorado Springs, CO) in an operating room under general anesthesia.
Hospital clinic endocarditis study group: Surgical treatment of pacemaker and defibrillator lead endocarditis: The impact of electrode lead extraction on outcome.
As part of the company's vision to safely manage every lead, GlideLight delivers more precise control to reduce the force for safe lead extraction.
Until these novel devices that reduce the risk of lead complications are widely available, there will continue to be considerable interest in lead extraction devices.
Medtronic's independent physician quality panel strongly recommended that if a lead requires removal, the procedure be performed by a physician with extensive lead extraction experience.
Last year, Spectranetics unveiled a laser lead extraction simulator at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting in May.
Spectranetics) announced that two new mechanical lead extraction platforms that expand physicians' options for safe removal of cardiac leads have been granted FDA clearance.
The study, "Large, Single- catheter, Single-operator Experience with Transvenous Lead Extraction: Outcomes and Changing Indications," featured in the April issue of HeartRhythm, represents a seven year retrospective analysis of data from 498 lead extraction procedures involving 975 leads.
As an integral tool for the removal of cardiac leads, this LLD approval will benefit Japanese patients and accelerate the adoption of laser lead extraction in Japan," said Jason Hein, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development.
Since its founding in 1963, Cook has created innovative technologies for stents and stent-grafts, catheters, wire guides, introducer needles and sheaths, embolization coils, medical biomaterials, vena cava filters, implanted cardiac lead extraction equipment and other minimally invasive medical devices.