Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection: From an Infection Prevention Perspective

Sastry, Sangeeta and Rahman, Riaz and Yassin, Mohamed H. (2015) Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection: From an Infection Prevention Perspective. Advances in Preventive Medicine, 2015. pp. 1-8. ISSN 2090-3480

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A cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) is indicated for patients with severely reduced ejection fraction or with life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. Infection related to a CIED is one of the most feared complications of this life-saving device. The rate of CIED infection has been estimated to be between 2 and 25; though evidence shows that this rate continues to rise with increasing expenditure to the patient as well as healthcare systems. Multiple risk factors have been attributed to the increased rates of CIED infection and host comorbidities as well as procedure related risks. Infection prevention efforts are being developed as defined bundles in numerous hospitals around the country given the increased morbidity and mortality from CIED related infections. This paper aims at reviewing the various infection prevention measures employed at hospitals and also highlights the areas that have relatively less established evidence for efficacy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Asian Repository > General Subject > Medical Science
0 Subject > Medical Science
Depositing User: Managing Editor
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2022 07:23
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2022 07:23

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