Lead Removal Indications

Spectranetics

Device infection is a Class I Indication for hardware removal

Class IIA

Systemic

  • Persistent occult gram-negative bacteremia.

“Complete removal of all hardware, regardless of location, is the recommended treatment for patients with established CIED infection.”

- HRS Consensus Document12

Class I

Systemic

  • Occult gram-positive bacteremia.

Pocket

  • Pocket abscess, device erosion, skin adherence, chronic draining sinus.

Endocarditis

  • Valvular endocarditis, lead endocarditis, sepsis with or without definitive lead involvement.

“Complete removal of all hardware, regardless of location, is the recommended treatment for patients with established CIED infection.”

- 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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