No infected lead left behind

Dr. Alexandra Wick and Dr. Rizwan Sohail take us through the three main points that are covered in this recorded webinar addressing there being a major gap in guideline driven care. First, greater than 8 in 10 CIED infection patients are not treated according to Class 1 guidelines. Second, early lead extraction is associated with a 42.9% lower risk of mortality. Third, there is seven times decrease in 30-day mortality with extraction vs antibiotics alone. A multi-disciplinary approach to decrease knowledge gaps and improve provider comfort levels in the diagnosis and management of CIED infections. Both Hospitalist and Infection Disease Physicians can lead this charge to help drive better guideline driven care within their hospital facility and communities.



November 29, 2023

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