Current Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections by Infectious Disease Specialists

Stephen Y. Liang, Susan E. Beekmann, Philip M. Polgreen, David K. Warren

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Abstract

Management guidelines for cardiac implantable electronic device infections exist, but practice patterns of infectious disease (ID) specialists are not well known. We found that while many ID specialist practices mirror existing guidelines, a combination of complete device removal and prolonged antimicrobial therapy is favored when Staphylococcus aureus is involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1072-1075
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume63
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2016

Keywords

  • Cardiac implantable electronic device
  • Device-related infection
  • Infectious disease specialists

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