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Unprecedented advances in laser lead removal technology

Safely and efficiently removing leads depends on tools that give you versatility and control. GlideLight Laser Sheath offers the unprecedented ability to customize the laser’s repetition rate throughout a procedure. When GlideLight Laser Sheath is set at 80Hz, you can use up to 55% less advancement force, and you can smoothly advance up to 62% more efficiently through tough binding sites1, 2.

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No two lead removal procedures are the same. Each binding site is unique, lead designs vary, and every patient’s anatomy is different.  The GlideLight Laser Sheath allows you to adjust from 25Hz to 80Hz based on anatomical and procedural considerations.






GL Image 3Stalled progression during lead removal procedures can lengthen the time they take to complete. GlideLight Laser Sheath may enable smoother and more consistent progression, enabling you to advance up to 62% more efficiently through tough binding sites2.






GL image 4Using a high degree of mechanical force when removing leads can compromise lead integrity3-6. GlideLight Laser Sheath provides critical control when progressing through binding sites7, allowing physicians to use up to 55% less advancement force1.






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For the complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse events, please see the Instructions For Use.


  1. Comparison of average peak push forces required to advance Laser Sheath at 40Hz vs. 80Hz Pulse Repetition Rate through simulated fibrosis material at an advancement rate of 1.0 mm/second. D015722, Data on file at Spectranetics.
  2. Comparison of ablation force vs. advancement rate of Laser sheath 40Hz vs. 80Hz by use of the data collected in D015786, Data on file at Spectranetics.
  3. Maytin M, Epstein, L (2011). The challenges of transvenous lead extraction. Heart, 97(5): 425-34.
  4. Henrikson, C.A., et al. (2008). How to prevent, recognize, and manage complications of lead extraction. Part III: Procedural factors Heart Rhythm. Jul;5(7):1083-7. Epub 2007 Oct 9.
  5. Smith MC, Love CJ. Extraction of transvenous pacing and ICD leads. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2008:31:736-52.
  6. Wilkoff, B.L., et al. (1999). Pacemaker lead extraction with the laser sheath: Results of the Pacing Lead Extraction with Excimer Sheath (PLEXES) trial. JACC, 33(6), 1671-1676.
  7. Reduced advancement force lowers the forces applied to leads during extraction, D015861-01, Data on file at Spectranetics.
  8. Design Verification Report for Ablation Force Testing. D015722, Data on file at Spectranetics.