Reducing the Risk of CIED Infections – Impact of the Antimicrobial Pouch on CIED Infection Rates

Suneet Mittal, MD, FACC, FHRS
Director, Electrophysiology
The Valley Health System of NJ and NY
Ridgewood, NJ and New York, NY

This course is designed to increase awareness of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) infection including: current trends related to cardiac device infection, current methods of infection prophylaxis, as well as the associated costs and mortality. Course content will also include a review of recently published clinical data for the antibacterial envelope and the plans for a Randomized Controlled Trial on fully absorbable antibacterial envelope technology. An understanding of CIED usage, implantation, and revision is a prerequisite for participants.