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Pacemaker endocarditis: approach for lead extraction in endocarditis with large vegetations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20305932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The presence of large lead vegetations poses additional difficulties for explantation because many methods cannot be used due to the potential hazard of embolism. We report two patients with large vegetation on the ventricular lead due to endocarditis and one of them with an atrial septal defect associated. It was applied a combined technique of transvenous lead removal and sternotomy with cardiopulmonary bypass for the complete removal of pacemaker wires. This procedure resolved the pacemakers endocarditis safely and subsequently a new transvenous device was placed on the opposite site.
Guillermo Nuncio Vaccarino; Francisco Nacinovich; Fernando Piccinini; Hector Mazzetti; Eliseo Segura; Daniel Navia
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista brasileira de cirurgia cardiovascular : órgão oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1678-9741     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc     Publication Date:    2009 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-22     Completed Date:  2010-07-30     Revised Date:  2012-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9104279     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  570-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Surgeon; Staff Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Device Removal / methods*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*

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