Published in Lab Business Week, December 16th, 2007
By the end of 2007, approximately 750,000 leads will have been implanted in patients with pacemakers and defibrillators across Europe. In Europe, 30,000 to 52,000 of these leads will need to be extracted as a result of damage, infection or the inability to implant new leads due to the presence of existing ones. In the U.S., more than 20,000 to 25,000 leads are extracted annually. Currently, leads can be removed either using...
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