Cardiac implantable electronic device infections: presentation, management, and patient outcomes.

  title={Cardiac implantable electronic device infections: presentation, management, and patient outcomes.},
  author={Khaldoun G Tarakji and Eric J. Chan and Daniel J. Cantillon and Aaron L Doonan and Tingfei Hu and Steven K. Schmitt and Thomas G. Fraser and Alice Joohee Kim and Steven P. Gordon and Bruce L Wilkoff},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  volume={7 8},
BACKGROUND Indications for cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) are increasing. Although CIED infections occur infrequently, the impact of this outcome is expected to be substantial. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to the evaluate the outcome of patients undergoing removal of infected CIEDs. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted of all patients with proven or suspected infected CIEDs who were referred to the Cleveland Clinic for system removal from January 2002… CONTINUE READING
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