[Cardiac device related infective endocarditis; analysis of 15 cases].


OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the demographic and clinical characteristics, echocardiographic and microbiologic features, and outcomes of patients with permanent pacemaker (PM) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) endocarditis in this study. STUDY DESIGN The study population consisted of 15 patients with permanent PM and ICD endocarditis. Data on demographics, medications, clinical procedures, microbiology, echocardiography, surgery, and outcome were collected. RESULTS The mean age of the patients was 57 ± 16. Seven patients (47%) were female. Of the 15 permanent PM and ICD endocarditis patients, 5 died during hospital follow-up (33%). Four patients (27%) experienced a pulmonary embolism. Culture-negative endocarditis was seen in 5 cases (33%). Staphylococci were the most common causative organisms (60%). Three patients had undergone surgical treatment (20%). CONCLUSION Cardiac device-related endocarditis remain a rare but potentially fatal complication of device implantation.

DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2013.32708

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@article{Elbey2013CardiacDR, title={[Cardiac device related infective endocarditis; analysis of 15 cases].}, author={Mehmet Ali Elbey and Nihan Kahya Eren and Mehmet Emin Kalkan and Sinan Demirtaş and Fatih Caglar Kahraman and Muhammet Raşit Sayın and Mustafa Oylumlu and Fethullah Kayan}, journal={Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği arşivi : Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin yayın organıdır}, year={2013}, volume={41 2}, pages={131-5} }