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Overcoming Barriers to Early and Complete System Extraction for CIED Infection: A Narrative Review

Posted on March 29th, 2023

CIED infection is a life-threatening complication. Although guidelines support extraction, adherence is limited. This article, Overcoming Barriers to Early and Complete System Extraction for CIED Infection: A Narrative Review, published in JACC this week, discusses recommendations and solutions to barriers. It has been selected as the JACC Review Topic of the Week (CME/MOC credit available).

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, Editor-in-Chief of JACC summarizes this article in his JACC Topic of the Week Podcast

Insights into Allergy and Implanted Cardiac Devices: Part 1 & 2 – Diagnosis, Testing and Treatment

Posted on March 2nd, 2023

Patients with allergies to certain metals and compounds can make safely treating them challenging. In Part I of this podcast series, Dr. Tom Callahan and Dr. Bruce Wilkoff speak with Dr. John Anthony, Dermatology, and Dr. James Taylor, Clinical Professor of Dermatology about diagnosis and testing for patients with suspected allergies to compounds in implantable cardiac devices. In Part 2, the doctors discuss treatment plans.

Listen to these podcasts brought to you by Cardiac Consult and LEADconnection:

Episode 7: Insights into Allergy and Implanted Cardiac Devices

Part 1: Diagnosis and Testing

Part 2: Treatment

Contemporary Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection:

Posted on November 28th, 2022

A Survey of American College of Cardiology Members and Primary Care Physicians (COGNITO Study)

Birgersdotter-Green U, Sood, A, Rao A, Theriot P, Lakkireddy D.
Presented at AHA 2022, Chicago, IL.

The COGNITO study was designed to assess the current practice of US-based physicians related to the diagnosis and management of CIED infections and explore potential barriers to extraction

See the study results in the presentation below.

The study concluded addressing discrepancies, including guideline education and streamlining care/referral pathways will be a key factor to bridging the gap and improving CIED infection patient outcomes.

Provided with permission