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Vol 11, No 5 (2016)
Cardiac Surgery
Published online: 2016-09-14
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Patient with congenital atrioventricular block and pacemaker lead endocarditis

Szymon Olędzki, Andrzej Wojtarowicz, Jarosław Gorący
DOI: 10.5603/FC.a2016.0076
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Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(5):481-484.

open access

Vol 11, No 5 (2016)
Cardiac Surgery
Published online: 2016-09-14

Abstract

Infective endocarditis affecting cardiac implantable electronic device is life-threatening condition. Its incidence increased lately. Diagnostic and therapeutic proceedings in case of infective endocarditis may be difficult. We present a case of young male with pacemaker implanted for congenital third degree atrioventricular block who developed infective endocarditis with right ventricular lead vegetation. The patient was treated for 61 days with the participation by interdisciplinary team inckuding specialists in conservative cardiology, electrotherapy devices, microbiology, cardiac surgery and anesthesiology. In our opinion the case appears worthy of a wider discussion, especially considering the new European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of infective endocarditis.

Abstract

Infective endocarditis affecting cardiac implantable electronic device is life-threatening condition. Its incidence increased lately. Diagnostic and therapeutic proceedings in case of infective endocarditis may be difficult. We present a case of young male with pacemaker implanted for congenital third degree atrioventricular block who developed infective endocarditis with right ventricular lead vegetation. The patient was treated for 61 days with the participation by interdisciplinary team inckuding specialists in conservative cardiology, electrotherapy devices, microbiology, cardiac surgery and anesthesiology. In our opinion the case appears worthy of a wider discussion, especially considering the new European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of infective endocarditis.

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Keywords

endocarditis, pacemaker, atrioventricular block

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Title

Patient with congenital atrioventricular block and pacemaker lead endocarditis

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 11, No 5 (2016)

Pages

481-484

Published online

2016-09-14

DOI

10.5603/FC.a2016.0076

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(5):481-484.

Keywords

endocarditis
pacemaker
atrioventricular block

Authors

Szymon Olędzki
Andrzej Wojtarowicz
Jarosław Gorący

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