Laser for transvenous lead extraction

Roger Carrillo, Chris Healy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The rate of cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation continues to increase, thus the number of CIED leads in use and the inevitable complications associated with these leads also continues to rise [1, 2]. As the knowledge and techniques associated with CIED implantation have advanced, so have the knowledge and techniques associated with transvenous lead extraction. A great deal is now known about the risks, benefits, indications, and contraindications associated with lead extraction. This was comprehensively addressed in the most recent expert consensus document from the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) [3].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLasers in Cardiovascular Interventions
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781447152200, 9781447152194
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED)
  • CIED infection
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Laser lead extraction
  • Transvenous lead extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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