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(KTVI) - Pacemakers in heart patients can save lives but sometimes they need updating or become infected. Now there's a new way for replacement using a "laser extraction technique." 

Dr. Richard Lee is the chief Cardiac Surgeon at SLU Hospital. He talks about the new technique