Unusual complication of pacemaker implantation/revision: Secondary endocarditis due to fracture and embolization of an introducer sheath

Harry South, Jujhar Bains, Jeffrey Hirsh

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Abstract

We report a 48-year-old male with a rare complication of pacemaker revisionâ€"fracture, migration, and secondary endocarditis due to a venous introducer sheath. We illustrate the possible mechanism of injury and discuss approaches to management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-343
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume79
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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