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Mortality Climbs When CIED Infections Are ‘Delayed’ After Implant

Some infections associated with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) are manageable and don't much affect clinical outcomes. Others, at the opposite side of the risk continuum, may raise mortality many times over.
Medscape Medical News; Steve Stiles

Timing of Pacemaker, ICD Infections Suggests Closer Wound Checks for Some

Researchers stress early detection and treatment of CIED infection
Nicole Lou, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today April 5, 2023

Adaptive Pacemaker Fails in HFpEF

Using an adaptive pacemaker in patients diagnosed with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) failed to improve exercise performance, the RAPID-HF trial showed.
MedPage Today, Ed Susman, March 9, 2023

Novel ‘Cure’ May Avert Lead Extraction in CIED Pocket Infections

A new report proposes a novel technique for delivering antibiotics as a potential alternative for many patients with cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infections limited to the pocket.
Medscape Medical News, Steve Stiles, January 10, 2023

Reducing CIED Infections and the Cost of Care: Lessons from Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Bruce Wilkoff discusses steps to take to limit CIED infections. The data shows we can improve patient outcomes by following guidelines and proven strategies.
Michael Walter, Cardiovacular Business