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Lead-dependent infective endocarditis: An old problem, a new name

Barbara Małecka, Andrzej Kutarski
Cardiol J 2010;17(2):205-210.

open access

Vol 17, No 2 (2010)
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Published online: 2010-03-29
Submitted: 2013-01-14

Abstract

This paper presents a literature review on right heart endocarditis in patients with a permanent pacemaker (PM) or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). We postulate putting a great deal more emphasis on separation of lead-dependent infective endocarditis from other types of infective endocarditis. We stress the need for screening patients with PM/ICD and pulmonary signs using transesophageal echocardiography. Antibiotic therapy and PM/ICD removal is the treatment of choice in such patients.
(Cardiol J 2010; 17, 2: 205-210)

Abstract

This paper presents a literature review on right heart endocarditis in patients with a permanent pacemaker (PM) or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). We postulate putting a great deal more emphasis on separation of lead-dependent infective endocarditis from other types of infective endocarditis. We stress the need for screening patients with PM/ICD and pulmonary signs using transesophageal echocardiography. Antibiotic therapy and PM/ICD removal is the treatment of choice in such patients.
(Cardiol J 2010; 17, 2: 205-210)
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Keywords

right heart endocarditis; pacemaker; implantable cardioverter-defibrillator; percutaneous lead extraction

About this article
Title

Lead-dependent infective endocarditis: An old problem, a new name

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 17, No 2 (2010)

Pages

205-210

Published online

2010-03-29

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2010;17(2):205-210.

Keywords

right heart endocarditis
pacemaker
implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
percutaneous lead extraction

Authors

Barbara Małecka
Andrzej Kutarski

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