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World J Clin Cases. Aug 16, 2015; 3(8): 675-677
Published online Aug 16, 2015. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v3.i8.675
New skin closure system facilitates wound healing after cardiovascular implantable electronic device surgery
Elia De Maria
Elia De Maria, Cardiology Unit, Ramazzini Hospital, 41012 Carpi (Modena), Italy
Author contributions: De Maria E contributed to conception and design of the work, drafting the article, final approval.
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Correspondence to: Elia De Maria, MD, Cardiology Unit, Ramazzini Hospital, Via Molinari 1, 41012 Carpi (Modena), Italy. e.demaria@inwind.it
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Received: March 2, 2015
Peer-review started: March 3, 2015
First decision: April 27, 2015
Revised: May 15, 2015
Accepted: June 1, 2015
Article in press: June 2, 2015
Published online: August 16, 2015
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Core Tip

Core tip: A new skin closure system (ZipLine™) is available for wound closure after pacemaker/implantable cardioverter defibrillator surgery. The system is particularly useful when wound healing is difficult with traditional methods and in patients at high risk for surgical site infections (SSIs). This skin closure option is easy and quick to apply and remove. The benefits, including the potential for decrease in SSI, make it attractive and worth considering for skin closure in device patients, particularly those at increased risk of complications.