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9% of ICD and Pacemaker Patients Have Complications Like Hematomas

Noninfectious complications occur in nearly 9% of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and pacemaker devices. Newer devices like the cardiac re-synchronization defibrillators have an even higher incidence of complications like hematomas and dislodgment. Clinical Trials on Pacemaker Complications and Hematomas In a study funded by Guidant Corp., “One third of the patients with complications had to undergo intervention procedures,” said Didier Klug, MD, from Cardiologist University of Lille in France. “Patients who underwent re – intervention procedures had 12 times the risk of infection than patients not faced with a second procedure,” he noted. “This is a good paper Continue Reading This Post Surgical Hematoma Post

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