Pace Makers and Laser Lead Extraction
Many patients suffer from varying degrees of heart block, which occurs when there is damage to the hearts conduction system. Pace makers are fully implantable, battery-driven devices which restore the heart’s rhythm Via an electrical impulse. Our surgeons are qualified in placing pace makers via the traditional transvenous approach as well as through various chest incisions.
A very small percentage of patients might develop an associated pace maker infection sometime during one’s lifetime. This can only be effectively treated by completely removing the device. We offer laser lead extraction, which is a minimally invasive approach to removing the pacemaker and its leads.