Imaging for patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) is challenging. A new study reveals safe and effective reprograming of devices is possible, even from a remote location.
Sean Pokorney, MD, Duke Clinical Research Institute, is interviewed about his study showing mortality is higher in patients with CIED device infections, where leads are not explanted. The study results were presented at the ACC 2022 meeting.
MedTechDive provides a summary of a study showing 80% of patients that have an infection from a cardiac implant are not treated according to clinical practice guidelines, increasing their chances of death from infection. Lead Author, Sean Pokorney MD provides additional information in this press release from Duke University’s health center.