Permanent Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Infections: Seven Years of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Experience of a Single Center

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Cengiz M., OKUTUCU S., AŞÇIOĞLU HAYRAN S., Sahin A., Aksoy H., DEVECİ O. S., ...More

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, vol.33, no.7, pp.406-411, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/clc.20765
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.406-411
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Increasing evidence-based indications for the implantation of permanent pacemakers (PMs) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have led to an increase in the rate of device infections. The aim of the present study was to evaluate infection frequency, clinical characteristics, risk factors, and microbiologic and therapeutic features in patients with PM/ICD infections.