Influence of vegetation size on the clinical presentation and outcome of lead-associated endocarditis: results from the MEDIC registry.

@article{Greenspon2014InfluenceOV,
  title={Influence of vegetation size on the clinical presentation and outcome of lead-associated endocarditis: results from the MEDIC registry.},
  author={Arnold J. Greenspon and Katherine Y. Le and Jordan M Prutkin and Muhammad Rizwan Sohail and Holenarasipur R Vikram and Larry Baddour and Stephan B. Danik and James E Peacock and Carlos Falces and Jose M Mir{\'o} and Christoph Kurt Naber and Roger G. Carrillo and Chi-hong Tseng and Daniel Zachary Uslan},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2014},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={541-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine whether the clinical presentation of lead-associated endocarditis (LAE) is related to the size of lead vegetations and how size is related to bacteriology and clinical outcomes. BACKGROUND Cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infection may present as either local pocket infection or bloodstream infection with or without LAE. LAE is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS The clinical presentation and course… CONTINUE READING
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