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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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