Laser Removal of Heart Device Wires Safe for Older Patients

The Wall Street Journal

Study Highlights: , Oct 11, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Using a laser to remove pacemaker and defibrillator wires implanted in heart muscle is as safe in people ages 80 and older as it is in younger people. -- Researchers found no important risk differences between the two age groups. -- This should reduce safety concerns and increase the procedure's use in octogenarians.

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