At times, infection of pacemaker leads can be difficult to confirm even with transesophageal echocardiography. We describe a patient with pacemaker lead infection where the transesophageal echocardiogram was nondiagnostic, and intracardiac echocardiography made the diagnosis by demonstrating the vegetation on the pacemaker lead. This illustrates a potential role for intracardiac echocardiography in infective endocarditis when transesophageal echocardiography is nondiagnostic.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography|
|State||Published - Sep 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine