The oral cavity is not a primary source for implantable pacemaker or cardioverter defibrillator infections

@inproceedings{Eberhard2013TheOC,
  title={The oral cavity is not a primary source for implantable pacemaker or cardioverter defibrillator infections},
  author={J{\"o}rg Eberhard and Nico S Stumpp and Fadi Ismail and Ulrike Schnaidt and Wieland Heuer and Maximilian Andreas Pichlmaier and Christian Kuehn and Axel Haverich and Meike Stiesch},
  booktitle={Journal of cardiothoracic surgery},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND To test the hypothesis that the oral cavity is a potential source for implantable pacemaker and cardioverter defibrillators infections, the bacterial diversity on explanted rhythm heart management devices was investigated and compared to the oral microbiome. METHODS A metagenomic approach was used to analyze the bacterial diversity on the surfaces of non-infected and infected pacemakers. The DNA from surfaces swaps of 24 non-infected and 23 infected pacemaker were isolated and… CONTINUE READING