Infection after pacemaker implantation: infection rates and risk factors associated with infection in a population-based cohort study of 46299 consecutive patients

Jens Brock Johansen, Ole Dan Jørgensen, Mogens Møller, Per Arnsbo, Peter Thomas Mortensen, Jens Cosedis Nielsen

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Abstract

Infection is a serious complication of pacemaker (PM) systems. Although the rate of infection has been debated, the figures are largely unknown. We therefore studied the incidence of PM infection and its associated risk factors in the Danish population.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Heart Journal (English Edition)
Volume32
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)991-998
ISSN0195-668X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
  • Denmark
  • Device Removal
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimate
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pacemaker, Artificial
  • Prospective Studies
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections
  • Risk Factors

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