Mortality and cost associated with cardiovascular implantable electronic device infections.

@article{Sohail2011MortalityAC,
  title={Mortality and cost associated with cardiovascular implantable electronic device infections.},
  author={Muhammad Rizwan Sohail and Charles A. Henrikson and Mary Jo Braid-Forbes and Kevin F. Forbes and Daniel J Lerner},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={171 20},
  pages={1821-8}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) therapy can reduce morbidity and mortality, but this benefit can be diminished by CIED infection. Currently, there are limited published data on the mortality and cost associated with CIED infection. METHODS We analyzed the risk-adjusted total and incremental admission mortality, long-term mortality, admission length of stay (LOS), and admission cost associated with infection in a retrospective cohort of 200 219 Medicare fee-for… CONTINUE READING
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