- When compared with non-infectious cardiac device complications, pacemaker infections result in an 8.4x to 11.6x increase in mortality rates along with a mean hospitalisation cost ranging from $31,149 to $55,003.
- Adding microbial skin sealant results in less contamination of the incision by endogenous skin microbes by the end of the surgical procedure than standard skin prep techniques. There is a subsequent reduction in the risk of Surgical Site Infection (SSI), which is particularly pronounced in obese patients.
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