Infection of pacemaker electrode and removal with cardiopulmonary bypass

M. D. Yarnoz, L. A. Attai, S. Furman

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Abstract

A case of Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis associated with a retained pacemaker electrode fragment is presented. Antibiotic therapy was to no avail. The electrode fragment was eventually removed by cardiotomy with cardiopulmonary bypass, and the infection then cleared. The mechanism of electrode entrapment and the various alternative methods of treatment are discussed. When a foreign body cannot be removed by closed techniques, cardiotomy with cardiopulmonary bypass is necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume68
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1974

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Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Electrodes
Infection
Foreign Bodies
Endocarditis
Staphylococcus aureus
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Infection of pacemaker electrode and removal with cardiopulmonary bypass. / Yarnoz, M. D.; Attai, L. A.; Furman, S.

In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 68, No. 1, 1974, p. 43-46.

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Yarnoz, M. D. ; Attai, L. A. ; Furman, S. / Infection of pacemaker electrode and removal with cardiopulmonary bypass. In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 1974 ; Vol. 68, No. 1. pp. 43-46.
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