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Infection of Permanent Pacemaker | Risk Factors

Purpose:

To identify a patient with a permanent pacemaker who is at risk for it becoming infected based on the study of Sohail et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

B99

Description:

Sohail et al identified risk factors associated with infection of a permanent pacemaker. This can help identify a patient who may require closer monitoring following placement. The authors are from the Mayo Clinic.

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