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Risk Mitigation of Infection Following CIED Surgery

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Release Date: 5/11/2016

Expiration Date: 7/1/2017

  • Participation - no CE credit: 0



The ConvaTec sponsored symposia will focus on prevention of infection following CIED surgery. Highlights will include: incidence and burden of disease, risk factors, the cardiac surgeon’s perspective - epicardial approach, and advances in protocols to reduce the risk of complications.

As presented at HR2016 Rhythm Theater Session:


Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD, Director of Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices, Cleveland Clinic (Chair)

Charles J. Love, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Rhythm Device Services  NYU Langone Medical Center New York, NY

Malini Madhavan, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Mayo Clinic

Anson Lee, MD, Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University


Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices

Major Topic Areas

  • Atrial Fibrillation & Atrial Flutter
  • Bradycardia Devices
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Monitoring & Outcomes
  • Tachycardia Devices

Learning Objectives

Overview of the risk factors for infection, incidence, burden of disease, and advances in risk mitigation of infection following CIED surgery.