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Vol 69, No 5 (2011)
Echokardiogram miesiąca
Published online: 2011-05-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Diagnosis and treatment of lead−dependent infective endocarditis

Andrzej Kutarski, Michał Trojnar, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Krzysztof Oleszczak, Andrzej Głowniak
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(5):502-504.

open access

Vol 69, No 5 (2011)
Echokardiogram miesiąca
Published online: 2011-05-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We report a typical case of lead-dependent infective endocarditis in an 84 year-old patient, occurring two years after pacemaker implantation. Before the correct diagnosis was reached, the patient was repeatedly hospitalised in several centres due to fever of unknown origin. Eventually, the diagnosis was confirmed when the patient was referred for transoesophageal echocardiography by a consulting cardiologist from the pacemaker implantation centre. The successful treatment included the removal of the whole pacing system with endocardial leads and adequate antibiotic therapy.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 5: 502–504

Abstract

We report a typical case of lead-dependent infective endocarditis in an 84 year-old patient, occurring two years after pacemaker implantation. Before the correct diagnosis was reached, the patient was repeatedly hospitalised in several centres due to fever of unknown origin. Eventually, the diagnosis was confirmed when the patient was referred for transoesophageal echocardiography by a consulting cardiologist from the pacemaker implantation centre. The successful treatment included the removal of the whole pacing system with endocardial leads and adequate antibiotic therapy.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 5: 502–504
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Keywords

lead-dependent infective endocarditis; lead extraction

About this article
Title

Diagnosis and treatment of lead−dependent infective endocarditis

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 5 (2011)

Pages

502-504

Published online

2011-05-18

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(5):502-504.

Keywords

lead-dependent infective endocarditis
lead extraction

Authors

Andrzej Kutarski
Michał Trojnar
Andrzej Tomaszewski
Krzysztof Oleszczak
Andrzej Głowniak

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