Signs And Symptoms

Spectranetics

Symptoms may or may not indicate a device infection, but they should not be ignored

Systemic Infection Symptoms

  • Fever/chills.
  • Malaise.
  • Nausea.
  • Hypotension
    (systolic <90mm Hg).
  • Murmur on examination.

Pocket Infection Symptoms

  • Redness of the skin.
  • Pain/tenderness.
  • Swelling/warmth.
  • Drainage.
  • Skin ulceration.
  • Generator/lead erosion.

Symptoms can be subtle …
vigilance is the best defense. Partner with your patients to watch for signs of infection.

 
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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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