Risk factors of patients with pocket infection
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Risikofaktoren von Patienten mit Tascheninfektion
This reply refers to Ucar FM. The implantable cardiac monitor and pocket infection. Herz https://doi.org/10.1007/s00059-017-4651-5
Original version: Lauschke J, Busch M, Haverkamp W et al (2017) New implantable cardiac monitor with three-lead ECG and active noise detection. Herz 42:585–592. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00059-016-4492-7
We appreciate the interest of Dr. Ucar in our publication and his letter to the editor. As the author mentioned, the CIED infection rate in our study was low. The two patients who developed pocket infection had no specific risk factors.
Conflict of interest
J. Lauschke declares that he has no competing interests.