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Vol 68, No 7 (2010)
Chorzy trudni nietypowi
Published online: 2010-07-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Differentiation between vegetation and lead associated thrombus - role of PET scan in difficult diagnostic process

Piotr Niewiński, Ewa A. Jankowska, Aldona Cwynar, Katarzyna Wojtas, Dorota Kustrzycka-Kratochwil, Zofia Barg, Waldemar Banasiak, Piotr Ponikowski
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(7):797-801.

open access

Vol 68, No 7 (2010)
Chorzy trudni nietypowi
Published online: 2010-07-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We report a case of a 59 year-old man with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who developed a pathological structure attached to the lead of cardioverter-defibrillator that has been detected by echocardiography. The authors describe a difficult differential diagnostic process aiming at the differentiation between cardiac device-related infective endocarditis and lead-associated thrombus. Imaging of the heart with a pathological structure using PET scan seems to be useful in these clinical circumstances.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 7: 797-801

Abstract

We report a case of a 59 year-old man with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who developed a pathological structure attached to the lead of cardioverter-defibrillator that has been detected by echocardiography. The authors describe a difficult differential diagnostic process aiming at the differentiation between cardiac device-related infective endocarditis and lead-associated thrombus. Imaging of the heart with a pathological structure using PET scan seems to be useful in these clinical circumstances.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 7: 797-801
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Keywords

cardiac device related infective endocarditis; lead associated thrombosis; PET scan

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Title

Differentiation between vegetation and lead associated thrombus - role of PET scan in difficult diagnostic process

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 7 (2010)

Pages

797-801

Published online

2010-07-20

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(7):797-801.

Keywords

cardiac device related infective endocarditis
lead associated thrombosis
PET scan

Authors

Piotr Niewiński
Ewa A. Jankowska
Aldona Cwynar
Katarzyna Wojtas
Dorota Kustrzycka-Kratochwil
Zofia Barg
Waldemar Banasiak
Piotr Ponikowski

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