Intracardiac echocardiography in the detection of pacemaker lead endocarditis

Ajay Dalal, Samuel J Asirvatham, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran, James B. Seward, A. Jamil Tajik

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1027-1028
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume15
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2002

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Transesophageal Echocardiography
Endocarditis
Echocardiography
Infection
Lead

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Intracardiac echocardiography in the detection of pacemaker lead endocarditis. / Dalal, Ajay; Asirvatham, Samuel J; Chandrasekaran, Krishnaswamy; Seward, James B.; Tajik, A. Jamil.

In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Vol. 15, No. 9, 09.2002, p. 1027-1028.

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Dalal, Ajay ; Asirvatham, Samuel J ; Chandrasekaran, Krishnaswamy ; Seward, James B. ; Tajik, A. Jamil. / Intracardiac echocardiography in the detection of pacemaker lead endocarditis. In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 2002 ; Vol. 15, No. 9. pp. 1027-1028.
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