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Pacemaker endocarditis: an important clinical entity.
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PMID:  22096470     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Pacemaker endocarditis remains a rare but potentially life threatening complication of pacemaker implantation. This case illustrates a rare cause of pacemaker endocarditis, Serratia marcescens, the management difficulties that can be faced with such organisms, and the potential indolent nature of pacemaker lead associated endocarditis. A review of the current data for pacemaker endocarditis management suggests that treatment with antimicrobials alone is unlikely to be curative and explantation of the device is recommended in all cases of confirmed pacemaker endocarditis (by echocardiography, in correlation with the patient's clinical condition and inflammatory markers).
Kalpa De Silva; Amanda Fife; Francis Murgatroyd; Nicholas Gall
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-11-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2009     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-18     Completed Date:  2011-11-23     Revised Date:  2013-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
St Thomas' Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, UK.
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