Infections increase for patients with cardiac devices

08/22/2011 | HealthDay News

Researchers found a 210% increase in the number of infections linked to cardiac electrophysiological devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, from 1993 to 2008. They reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that an increase in comorbid conditions, namely kidney failure, heart failure, diabetes and respiratory failure, among CIED patients may account for the rise in device-related infections.

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