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Insuficiencia cardíaca

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CONTRERAS ZUNIGA, Eduardo  and  ZULUAGA MARTINEZ, Sandra Ximena. Bacterial endocarditis in a resynchronization wire: Case report and review of the literature. Insuf. card. [online]. 2009, vol.4, n.2, pp.73-76. ISSN 1852-3862.

Endocarditis related to infection of the endocavitary wire is a rare complication associated with pacemakers endocavitaries. The incidence of endocarditis that appears after the implantation of a permanent endocardial pacemaker ranges between 0.13% and 7.9%. The natural history of infection in some cases is grim, with a high mortality rate, between 30-35%, according to various studies. We present a patient with endocarditis associated to a resynchronization wire in which it was not necessary its removal.

Keywords : Infective endocarditis; Endocarditis and cardiac resynchronization; Wire pacemaker infection.

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