Heart &

Lead Management

Keeping your heart pumping properly

Cardiac devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) can become infected or stop working, requiring them to be removed or replaced. During the procedure, the device is removed and disconnected from the wire lead. Laser tubing is guided through the vein and over the lead. Using pulsed laser energy, the scar tissue is vaporized, and the lead is removed. In certain situations, new implants can be placed at the same time.

Specialized care in a state-of-the-art OR

Lead extraction and replacement are performed in the hybrid operating room (OR) at West Medical Center in Willoughby. The hybrid OR has a specialized camera and video systems to project ultra-clear, high-definition images on flat screen monitors, giving our doctors the best possible view of the surgical area and allowing advanced, image-guided heart and vascular procedures.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment for consultation, call 440-602-6735.