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Vol 69, No 7 (2011)
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Published online: 2011-07-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Lead-dependent infective endocarditis complicated by septic emboli

Andrzej Kutarski, Jerzy Śpikowski, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Ewa Mroczek, Elżbieta Czekajska-Chehab, Marek Czajkowski, Krzysztof Oleszczak, Edyta Stodółkiewicz, Romuald Cichoń
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(7):696-698.

open access

Vol 69, No 7 (2011)
Chorzy trudni nietypowi
Published online: 2011-07-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Lead-dependent infective endocarditis (LDIE) has emerged as a serious complication of electrotherapy in the era of advanced medical technology and is a growing problem due to greater patient longevity, limited electrode life-time, an increasing number of abandoned leads, and subclinical symptoms. We present a case of dramatic course of LDIE in a 26 year-old patient in whom standard management had failed to cure endocarditis. This case was complicated by extensive pulmonary septic emboli and required cardio-thoracic intervention.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 7: 696–698

Abstract

Lead-dependent infective endocarditis (LDIE) has emerged as a serious complication of electrotherapy in the era of advanced medical technology and is a growing problem due to greater patient longevity, limited electrode life-time, an increasing number of abandoned leads, and subclinical symptoms. We present a case of dramatic course of LDIE in a 26 year-old patient in whom standard management had failed to cure endocarditis. This case was complicated by extensive pulmonary septic emboli and required cardio-thoracic intervention.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 7: 696–698
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Keywords

lead-dependent infective endocarditis; electrotherapy complications; pulmonary septic emboli; transvenous lead extraction; Byrd dilatators

About this article
Title

Lead-dependent infective endocarditis complicated by septic emboli

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 7 (2011)

Pages

696-698

Published online

2011-07-18

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(7):696-698.

Keywords

lead-dependent infective endocarditis
electrotherapy complications
pulmonary septic emboli
transvenous lead extraction
Byrd dilatators

Authors

Andrzej Kutarski
Jerzy Śpikowski
Andrzej Tomaszewski
Ewa Mroczek
Elżbieta Czekajska-Chehab
Marek Czajkowski
Krzysztof Oleszczak
Edyta Stodółkiewicz
Romuald Cichoń

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