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Asystole caused by vegetation and abscess of right ventricle attached to a tip of pacemaker lead.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18684271     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 69-year-old man with pacemaker was referred to our center for cerebral infarction. He had a high fever for 10 days during his hospitalization. Pacing failures deteriorating to asystole were observed responsible for bacterial vegetation around the tip of the pacemaker lead, which is rare but important for the cause of pacing failure.
Masaya Yamaoka; Takashi Noda; Hikaru Nagasawa; Masaki Naganuma; Ryoichi Otsubo; Hideo Okamura; Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda; Shiro Kamakura
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-07     Completed Date:  2008-10-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1083-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis,  etiology*
Electrodes, Implanted / adverse effects*
Heart Arrest / diagnosis,  etiology*
Heart Ventricles / injuries*
Myocarditis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*

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