Healthy Living: Antibiotic Envelope
Heart devices, like pacemakers and defibrillators, are great at correcting heart rhythm problems.
Now, a new technology aims to make surgery for these devices safer.
Courtney Hunter explains in Healthy Living.
Infections occur in about 1-4% of cardiac device implantations.
The risk is particularly high following device replacements or other secondary procedures, like lead changes or upgrades.