Differences of Mortality Rates between Pocket and Nonpocket Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infections.

@article{Lee2015DifferencesOM,
  title={Differences of Mortality Rates between Pocket and Nonpocket Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infections.},
  author={Dong Heun Lee and Edward J Gracely and Sarah Y Aleem and Steven P. Kutalek and Ole Vielemeyer},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2015},
  volume={38 12},
  pages={1456-63}
}
BACKGROUND A steady rise in the use of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), particularly in the elderly, has led to an increase in device-related infections. Although often studied and reported as a single entity, these complications in fact comprise a heterogeneous group. Specific subgroups may be associated with distinct mortality risks. METHODS Medical records of all patients who underwent device extraction for CIED-related infection at a single tertiary referral center… CONTINUE READING