Spectranetics (Colorado Springs, Colorado) said it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its enhanced lead-locking device (LLD E) featuring design enhancements that it said will save deployment time, improve navigation through tortuous vascular anatomy and provide additional stability to the pacemaker or defibrillator lead being removed. The device was launched earlier this month at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting in New Orleans. The LLD E may be used alone or in combination with the Spectranetics Laser Sheath. Together, these devices are marketed as CLeaRS (Cardiac Lead Removal System). The LLD E uses Spectranetics’ technology that locks onto the entire working length of the inner wall of the lead being removed, providing a stable platform for the lead extraction.