DEVICE REPLACEMENTS IMPACT PATIENTS
Every surgery comes with the risk of complication and infection which can lead to higher costs, increased mortality and longer stays in ICU.
In an independent study from Leiden University, of the 451 patients that underwent a device replacement, 9.1% had a complication or infection. Of those with complications, 66% experienced a major complication that required reoperation. Furthermore, Investigators found that replacement doubled the risk for pocket-related surgical reintervention.
The infection rate for new device implants is <1% whereas risk increases to 2.6 to 7% after device replacements.4,5
Doubled risk for pocket-related surgical re-interventions6
3,161 ICDs, 38 months follow-up
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