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Type: Artigo de Periódico
Title: Persistent fever after pacemaker lead extraction
Authors: Maria Carmo Pereira Nunes
Túlio Pinho Navarro
Mariana de Braga Lima Carvalho Canesso
Nicole de Paula Aarão Faleiro Maia
Ricardo Jayme Procópio
Teresa Cristina Abreu Ferrari
Abstract: The implant indication of cardiac electronic devices continues to expand; therefore, we have observed increasing complications related to their removal. We describe the case of a patient who presented with prolonged bloodstream infection after having undergone removal of a pacemaker. After extensive workup for fever of unknown origin and antibiotic therapy without any improvement, it was possible to demonstrate a foreign body in the right subclavian vein and superior vena cava corresponding to the distal part of the right ventricular lead. Endovascular removal of the foreign body and prolonged antibiotic administration was followed by complete resolution of the clinical picture. We ascribed the difficulty in diagnosing the source of the infection especially to the lack of local manifestations.
Subject: Febre
language: eng Brasil
Publisher: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Publisher Initials: UFMG
metadata.dc.publisher.department: MED - DEPARTAMENTO DE CIRURGIA
Rights: Acesso Aberto
Issue Date: 2016
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
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