The leads (wires) that lead from the implantable device to the heart may become fractured or infected.
Your electrophysiologists can replace or remove these leads by using an extraction device wrapped in laser fiberoptics.
By guiding the device, your doctor can deliver a controlled dose of laser energy to remove any scar tissue and free the lead. The lead is then pulled out.
This procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Your heart health is critical: Make an appointment with a cardiologist at the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute today.