Impact of Abandoned Leads on Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infections: A Propensity Matched Analysis of MEDIC (Multicenter Electrophysiologic Device Infection Cohort).

@article{Boyle2018ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of Abandoned Leads on Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infections: A Propensity Matched Analysis of MEDIC (Multicenter Electrophysiologic Device Infection Cohort).},
  author={Thomas A. Boyle and Daniel Zachary Uslan and Jordan M. Prutkin and Arnold J. Greenspon and Larry Baddour and Stephan B. Danik and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Tolosana and Katherine Y. Le and Jose M Mir{\'o} and James E Peacock and Muhammad Rizwan Sohail and Holenarasipur R Vikram and Roger G. Carrillo},
  journal={JACC. Clinical electrophysiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={201-208}
}
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the impact of abandoned cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) leads on the presentation and management of device-related infections. BACKGROUND Device infection is a serious consequence of CIEDs and necessitates removal of all hardware for attempted cure. The merits of extracting or retaining presumed… CONTINUE READING