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Risk of skin erosion and local pocket infections in population of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices undergoing transvenous lead extraction
  • Anna Polewczyk,
  • Wojciech Jacheć,
  • Andrzej Kutarski
Anna Polewczyk
Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce Collegium Medicum

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Wojciech Jacheć
Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, School of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry in Zabrze
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Andrzej Kutarski
Medical University of Lublin
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The thinning of the skin over the pocket is an occasional phenomenon in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) most often associated with the technique of implantation of the device. It is likely that the thinning of the skin over the generator is a risk factor for the development of infectious complications in patients with CIED. Analysis of large database of 3706 patients undergoing transvenous lead extraction (TLE) showed higher number of points of PADIT score and more often previous pocket plastic surgery in patients with too shallow pocket. Most likely, diagnosing only a too shallow CIED pocket is often an early symptom of infection.
08 Jun 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
11 Jun 2022Assigned to Editor
11 Jun 2022Submission Checks Completed
20 Jun 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
08 Jul 2022Published in Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 10.1111/jce.15612