Risk Of Delayed System Removal

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Choosing antibiotics over immediate system removal may increase risk

  • Antibiotic therapy without device removal is associated with a 7-fold increase in 30-day mortality.15
  • Immediate system removal is associated with a 3-fold decrease in 1-year mortality as compared to preliminary antibiotic treatment and delayed system removal.15
  • Mortality rates in patients with endocarditis who had systems removed are less than 18%, compared with up to 66% with antibiotics alone.8

“Delaying the definitive operation with removal of all of the components of the CIED system can be a fatal choice for the patient.”

- HRS Consensus Document12

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THIS EDUCATIONAL CONTENT IS INTENDED FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ONLY. CARDIAC DEVICE REMOVAL MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR SOME PATIENTS DEPENDING ON INDIVIDUAL HEALTH FACTORS. TREATMENT DECISIONS SHOULD ALWAYS BE BASED ON THE JUDGMENT AND EXPERTISE OF A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. IF YOU ARE A PATIENT WITH QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT AN IMPLATED CARDIAC DEVICE, PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN.

 
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