Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Reutilization

Battery Life of Explanted Devices at a Tertiary Care Center

Lindsey Gakenheimer, B.S.; Joshua Romero, M.D.; Timir S. Baman, M.D.; Dan Montgomery, B.S.; Cydni A. Smith, B.A.; Hakan Oral, M.D.; Kim A. Eagle, M.D.; Thomas Crawford, M.D.


Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014;37(5):569-575. 

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Statistical Analysis

Continuous variables were compared using the t-test, while categorical variables were compared using the χ2 or Fisher exact test, where appropriate. Logistic regression analysis was performed to determine predictors of a device being "reusable." Analyses were performed using SPSS (15.0) for Windows (IBM Corp., Armonk, NY, USA). P < 0.05 indicated statistical significance.