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Vol 69, No 3 (2011)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2011-03-22
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Cardiac device-related infective endocarditis as a late complication following permanent pacemaker implantation

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Kamilla Wesołowska, Andrzej Kutarski
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(3):265-269.

open access

Vol 69, No 3 (2011)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2011-03-22
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

The incidence of late complications following pacemaker implantation is low, mainly caused by erosion and infection. We report a case of febrile 62 year-old male, with a history of dual chamber permanent pacemaker implantation 3 years before admission to hospital. The microbiological results revealed Stapylococcus aureus, without local signs of infection and with normal echocardiographic examination. Cardiac device-related infective endocarditis was diagnosed, the patient was treated by prolonged (6 weeks) combinated intravenous antibiotic therapy and device removal. A new device implantation was performed weeks later.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 3: 265-269

Abstract

The incidence of late complications following pacemaker implantation is low, mainly caused by erosion and infection. We report a case of febrile 62 year-old male, with a history of dual chamber permanent pacemaker implantation 3 years before admission to hospital. The microbiological results revealed Stapylococcus aureus, without local signs of infection and with normal echocardiographic examination. Cardiac device-related infective endocarditis was diagnosed, the patient was treated by prolonged (6 weeks) combinated intravenous antibiotic therapy and device removal. A new device implantation was performed weeks later.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 3: 265-269
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Keywords

cardiac device-related infective endocarditis

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Title

Cardiac device-related infective endocarditis as a late complication following permanent pacemaker implantation

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 3 (2011)

Pages

265-269

Published online

2011-03-22

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(3):265-269.

Keywords

cardiac device-related infective endocarditis

Authors

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Kamilla Wesołowska
Andrzej Kutarski

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