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Case Report

Complicative Extraction Lead of an Infected Pacemaker

Clara Bonanad*, Maite Izquierdo, Angel Ferrero, Angel Martínez, Juan Miguel Sánchez and Ricardo Ruiz-Granell
Department of Cardiology, Hospital Clinico y Universitario de Valencia, Universidad de Valencia, ICLIVA Blasco Ibanez 1746010, Valencia, Spain
Corresponding Author : Clara Bonanad
Department of Cardiology
Hospital Clinico y Universitario de Valencia
Universidad de Valencia
ICLIVA Blasco Ibanez 1746010–Valencia, Spain
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Received August 28, 2013; Accepted September 26, 2013; Published September 30, 2013
Citation: Bonanad C, Izquierdo M, Ferrero A, Martínez A, Sánchez JM (2013) Complicative Extraction Lead of an Infected Pacemaker. OMICS J Radiology 2:146 doi: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000146
Copyright: © 2013 Bonanad C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Endocarditis in Cardiac Devices (CD), either permanent pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators, is a severe disease associated with high mortality. The increasing number of patients with implanted cardiac devices explains the rising frequency of endocarditis. The treatment includes medical therapy with complete removal of CD either by surgery or percutaneous extraction depending on the size of vegetation, but there are no clear guidelines about the management of patient with intermediate size vegetations and significant associated comorbidity. We present a case of a 69 year-old man with significant comorbidity and dilated ischemic cardiomyopathy with moderately depressed Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF), with a single pass VDD pacemaker presenting with adhered vegetation in the auricular surface of the lead.Endocarditis in Cardiac Devices (CD), either permanent pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators, is a severe disease associated with high mortality. The increasing number of patients with implanted cardiac devices explains the rising frequency of endocarditis. The treatment includes medical therapy with complete removal of CD either by surgery or percutaneous extraction depending on the size of vegetation, but there are no clear guidelines about the management of patient with intermediate size vegetations and significant associated comorbidity. We present a case of a 69 year-old man with significant comorbidity and dilated ischemic cardiomyopathy with moderately depressed Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF), with a single pass VDD pacemaker presenting with adhered vegetation in the auricular surface of the lead.

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