Identifying the source of a cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infection can be difficult, however the incidence of infection is on the rise.
2With >8 in 10 CIED patients not treated1 according to Class I guidelines from leading medical societies3, it is important to investigate the device: if an infection is present.
This course will give you more insights of CIED infection from sight of infectiologist and deliver details and background information on how to treat these patients for better outcome.
- Pokorney SD. Low Rates Of Guideline Directed Care Associated With Higher Mortality In Patients With Infections Of Pacemakers And Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.American College of Cardiology (ACC) Late Breaking Clinical Trials. Washington, DC, USA April 2022 [presentation].
- Greenspon, Arnold J., et al. “16-Year Trends in the Infection Burden for Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in the United States1993 to 2008.” Journal ofthe American College of Cardiology 58.10 (2011): 1001-1006.
- American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)