[Pacemaker lead endocarditis: analysis of 11 cases].


BACKGROUND The prevalence of infection of permanent pacemaker ranges from 0.13 to 19.9%. Our objective is to review our experience and to analyze the epidemiology and treatment of those diagnosed as having pacemaker lead endocarditis. METHODS A retrospective study include all cases diagnosis of pacemaker endocarditis in our hospital, since 1991 to 1998… (More)