The American Heart Association, Dr. Elaine Y. Wan, D and Dr. Ellie Coromilas review and respond to common misconceptions about pacemaker and other CIED infections and treatment. This webinar is part of the AHA’s CIED Infection Initiative
Structural barriers that lead to delays in identification and removal of the infection, the cost of CIED infection, and the ideal timeline for identification, removal, and/or treatment of the infection.
Dr. Bruce Wilkoff from Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. Arnold Greenspon from Jefferson University Hospitals discuss the health crisis of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) infection and the importance of the timely removal of the device and its leads
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Osswald and Dr. Simon Pecha discuss lead extraction, including preoperative planning, laser lead extraction- perioperative considerations, and postoperative management