LLD EZ Designed to Remove Infected Cardiac Leads
Spectranetics Corp. recently announced the availability of its LLD EZ Lead Locking Device (LLD) for the removal of nonfunctional or infected pacing and defibrillation leads. The LLD EZ is designed to enable physicians to secure the entire lead creating traction to enable the removal process.
LLD EZ aims to provide a flexible solution to address the removal of leads from scar tissue holding them in place, employing a braided mesh that expands to secure leads along their hollow inner lumen permitting physicians to apply steady traction on the lead. The locking mechanism can be reversed or unlocked if the physician needs to remove the device from the lead or reposition it.