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CIED-Related Infections, Costs Rising
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The use of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) is accompanied by an increase in device-related infections, especially for pacemakers, and the cost of treating those infections, length of stay, and mortality within 15 months of the procedure has been rising, researchers say.

Additionally, infections related to these devices provoked lengths of stay that were between 9.4 and 18.2 days longer than lengths of stay for patients who did not have infections.