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Reduction of INCOR® driveline infection rate with silicone at the driveline exit site

Camboni, Daniele ; Zerdzitzki, Matthaeus ; Hirt, Stephan ; Tandler, René ; Weyand, Michael ; Schmid, Christof


OBJECTIVES: A silicone interface at skin level of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) may reduce the risk of driveline (DL) exit site infections when compared with other materials (e. g. velour). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rate of DL exit site infection according to the presence of silicone or velour at the exit site with the redesigned INCOR, facilitating the positioning of ...


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