Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2011, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (4): 251-253.doi: 10.1016/S1001-9294(12)60011-X

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Surgical Removal of a Giant Vegetation on Permanent Endocavitary Pacemaker Wire and Lead

Guo-tao Ma, Qi Miao*, Chao-ji Zhang, and Li-hua Cao   

  1. Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Peiking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peiking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2011-06-14 Online:2011-12-30 Published:2011-12-30
  • Contact: Corresponding author Tel: 86-10-65296072, E-mail: miaoqipumc@ hotmail.com E-mail:miaoqipumc@hotmail.com

Abstract: PACEMAKER lead infections are rare. There are only about 0.4%-1.1% of the patients who have been implanted permanent pacemakers suffering from serious infections which lead to endocarditis.Generally, removal of the infected pacemaker wire and lead, long-term anti-infection therapy, and implantation of a new pacemaker to another anatomic site are accepted approaches for these patients.

Key words: pacemaker lead, vegetation, Scopulariopsis sp, voriconazole

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