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Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Feb 1;79(2):339-43. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22981. Epub 2011 Jul 22.

Unusual complication of pacemaker implantation/revision: secondary endocarditis due to fracture and embolization of an introducer sheath.

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  • 1PGY-2 Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920, USA. hsouth@utmck.edu

Abstract

We report a 48-year-old male with a rare complication of pacemaker revision-fracture, migration, and secondary endocarditis due to a venous introducer sheath. We illustrate the possible mechanism of injury and discuss approaches to management.

Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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