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

PGY-2 Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920, USA.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (Impact Factor: 2.4). 02/2012; 79(2):339-43. DOI: 10.1002/ccd.22981
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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.

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