29

Oct

2019

17:00

GMT

Webinar

The Latest Strategies To Reduce Cardiac Device Infections

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Overview

Infection of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers, ICDs and CRT devices has a high impact on a patient’s quality of life, morbidity and mortality. In addition, it is a costly burden to healthcare. New solutions are available to reduce these CIED infections; these solutions, the latest evidence and its impact on clinical practice will be presented and discussed in this webinar.

Performed By:

Mauro Biffi

Mauro Biffi

Jay Wright

Jay Wright

Moderated By:

Christian Butter

Christian Butter

This webinar is supported by:

Key Learning Objectives

  • The impact of CIED infections on the patient, the hospital and on the associated costs.
  • The latest clinical evidence supporting the use of an antibacterial envelope in preventing device infections.
  • How the clinical evidence can be implemented in clinical practice.

Target Audience

  • Cardiologists and allied healthcare professionals involved in CIED implantation.

Faculty Biographies

Mauro Biffi

Mauro Biffi

Dr Mauro Biffi is Clinical Cardiologist, Director of Electrophysiology at the Hospital San Orsola and tutor at the Cardiology School of Bologna University, Italy. He has participated in several international clinical studies and his main areas of interest are arrhythmias and HF.

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Jay Wright

Jay Wright

Dr Jay Wright is Consultant Cardiologist, at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and he is a senior lecturer at Liverpool University and Imperial College London, United Kingdom. He is a committee member for NICOR devices survey and a council member of the British Cardio-Oncology Society (BC-OS).

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Christian Butter

Christian Butter

Prof Christian Butter is Chief of Cardiology at the Heart Center Brandenburg in Bernau/Berlin, Germany. He has a special interest in research and innovation and has pioneered several new technologies in cardiology.

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Key References

1. Henrikson CA. Antibacterial Envelope Is Associated with Low Infection Rates After Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device Replacement: Results of the Citadel and Centurion Studies. JACC Clin Electrophysiol 2017; 3(10):1158-1167.

2. Tarakji KG. Antibacterial Envelope to Prevent Cardiac Implantable Device Infection. N Engl J Med 2019; 380(20):1895-1905.