Two new analyses of the landmark trial identify modifiable risk factors for cardiac device infections and quantify the role of an antibiotic envelope in mitigating hematoma-related infection.
In the 2018 Heart Rhythm Society Founders Lecture, this pioneer of CIED lead extraction reflects on why interest in extraction has lagged even as excitement around CIEDs has swelled.
Venous injuries with transvenous lead extraction happen more often than is recognized clinically, a new study reveals. The lead author shares some implications for practice.
New studies on male-female differences in response to cardiac resynchronization therapy promise to reshape the way patients are selected to receive CRT devices. The lead investigator explains how.
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As implantable cardiac device use grows, so do infections from abandoned device leads. A new study quantifies the effect on patient outcomes — and the lead author says guideline changes are in store.