A swinging pacemaker lead promoting endocarditis and severe tricuspid regurgitation
JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 06/14/2012
Rainer PR et al. – A 51–year–old man with aortic valve prosthesis and dual–chamber pacemaker was admitted for evaluation of recurrent fever and chills. The level of C–reactive protein was elevated, and blood cultures were positive for Staphylococcus epidermidis. Echocardiography did not demonstrate oscillating masses; the ventricular lead, however, had a thickened "sleeve–like" appearance.