Device Replacements Nearly Double the Infection Risk
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.
Device Replacements Infection Rates
Doubled risk for pocket-related surgical re-interventions6
3,161 ICDs, 38 months follow-up
- 2.5 times increased risk for infection
- 1.7 times increases risk other complication
- Need for re-intervention increases with every consecutive replacement
The role of physicians in moving to value-based models and navigating the Affordable Care Act
Brad Sutton, MD, MBA, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, University of Louisville
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