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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928978/implantation-of-the-micra-leadless-pacemaker-in-a-patient-with-a-low-body-mass-index-of-16
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Gary Tse, Tong Liu, Guangping Li, Wing Tak Wong, Gary Chin Pang Chan, Yat Sun Chan, Bryan Yan
A 71-year-old female patient has a history of complete heart block and recurrent pacemaker site infection requiring multiple pacemaker explanations. A leadless pacemaker using passive fixation was inserted into the right ventricular apex via transvenous approach without complications. This case illustrates the feasibility of implanting a leadless pacemaker system in a small-sized adult with a low body mass index of 16 (weight: 33.7 kg, height: 145 cm) which may have potential application in elderly Asian subjects...
September 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917497/comparison-of-outcome-of-possible-versus-definite-infective-endocarditis-involving-prosthetic-or-bioprosthetic-heart-valves
#2
Laurent Fauchier, Lauriane Pericart, Thierry Bourguignon, Thibaud Genet, Arnaud Bisson, Anne Bernard, Louis Bernard, Dominique Babuty
The objectives of this study were to describe and compare the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with definite and possible infective endocarditis (IE) involving prosthetic heart valve, and to identify prognostic factors for long-term mortality, using data from an unselected cohort of consecutive patients. We studied data from 133 consecutive patients with IE involving prosthetic heart valve seen in an academic institution between 1990 and 2012. Patients were classified according to the modified Duke criteria for IE: patients with possible IE (n = 47, 35%) and patients with definite IE (n = 86, 65%)...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878526/splenic-and-kidney-infarct-sequelae-of-subacute-streptococcus-mitis-bacterial-endocarditis
#3
Sushilkumar Satish Gupta, Rajeswer Sarasam, Siddharth Wartak, Vinod Namana
Infective endocarditis (IE) is caused due to the vegetation on the heart valves, myocardium wall, or the pacemaker leads. Vegetation is a lesion that appears as a consequence of successive deposition of platelets and fibrin on the endothelial surface of the heart. Colonies of microbes can be usually found under the vegetation. Heart valves are involved more frequently as compared to other places. Streptococcus mitis, formerly known as S. mitior, is a commensal of the oral flora, however, if there of loss of integrity of the mucous membrane, the infection may disseminate to the blood flow...
July 2017: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852678/the-risk-of-cardiac-device-related-infection-in-bacteremic-patients-is-species-specific-results-of-a-12-year-prospective-cohort
#4
Stacey A Maskarinec, Joshua T Thaden, Derek D Cyr, Felicia Ruffin, Maria Souli, Vance G Fowler
BACKGROUND: The species-specific risk of cardiac device-related infection (CDRI) among bacteremic patients is incompletely understood. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of hospitalized patients from October 2002 to December 2014 with a cardiac device (CD) and either Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) or Gram-negative bacteremia (GNB). Cardiac devices were defined as either prosthetic heart valves (PHVs), including valvular support rings, permanent pacemakers (PPMs)/automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICDs), or left ventricular assist devices (LVADs)...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846144/impact-of-icd-lead-on-the-system-durability-predictors-of-long-term-survival-following-icd-system-extraction
#5
Wojciech Jacheć, Andrzej Tomasik, Anna Polewczyk, Andrzej Kutarski
BACKGROUND: ICD and CRT-D systems are considered as having higher risk of complication and shorter durability but reasons of this multifactorial phenomenon remain unclear. We aimed to analyze this problem in population of patients with ICD leads referred for lead extraction (TLE). METHODS: We have compared TLE indications, procedural results and defined the long-term outcomes of TLE in patients with ICD / CRTD devices (n = 482, ICD(+)) with lead extractions in patients with standard pacemakers (n = 1402, ICD(-))...
August 28, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801329/postcardiac-injury-syndrome-and-stroke-following-permanent-pacemaker-insertion
#6
Caitlin Bialy, Edmund Wee, Nizam Uddin
An 80-year-old woman initially presented with an episode of pleuritic chest pain 10 days after implantation of a dual chamber permanent pacemaker. She returned to hospital a day later with vomiting and fever. She was found to have new atrial fibrillation in addition to right-sided weakness and dysarthria. An infarct in the left anterior inferior cerebellar artery territory was later confirmed on CT. She continued to have recurrent febrile episodes associated with vomiting and dyspnoea. Extensive investigations for infection were negative, and her symptoms were initially attributed to aspiration pneumonia...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770398/trends-in-service-time-of-pacemakers-in-the-netherlands-a%C3%A2-long-term-nationwide-follow-up-study
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L M de Vries, M J G Leening, W A Dijk, C A M Hooijschuur, B H C Stricker, N M van Hemel
AIMS: After decades of experience and strongly improved technology, service time of pacemaker generators is expected to increase. To test this hypothesis, we conducted a retrospective review of a large cohort of patients with a pacemaker. METHODS: We reviewed data collected between 1984 and 2006 in the first national Dutch pacemaker registry. This registry covered 96% of all generators implanted. We analysed the time of and reason for explantation of pacemaker generators...
August 2, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769025/delayed-pacemaker-generator-pocket-and-lead-primary-infection-due-to-burkholderia-cepacia
#8
Fatma Ben Abid, Hussam Al-Saoub, Faraj Howadi, Ahmed AlBishawi, Maliha Thapur
BACKGROUND Recently, the use of cardiac implantable electrophysiological devices (CIEDs) has increased. Advances in medical technology, an increasingly aging population, increases in clinical indications, and expanded medical insurance coverage for these devices have all contributed to this trend. Infection is considered to be one of the most serious complications of CIEDs and carries a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. Although infection with Staphylococcus sp. accounts for the majority of cases, other bacteria have been implicated as causative agents of infection of CIEDs...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768449/recurrent-fuo-due-to-intermittent-enterobacter-cloacae-bacteremias-from-an-infected-pacemaker-lead-diagnosed-by-gallium-scan
#9
Burke A Cunha, Ismail Jimada
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) refers to fevers of ≥101° F that persist for ≥3 weeks and remain undiagnosed after a focused inpatient or outpatient workup. FUO may be due to infectious, malignant/neoplastic, rheumatic/inflammatory, or miscellaneous disorders. Recurrent FUOs are due to the same causes of classical FUOs. Recurrent FUOs may have continuous or intermittent fevers and are particularly difficult to diagnose. With intermittent fever, recurrent FUO diagnostic tests are best obtained during fever episodes...
August 2, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728260/-clinical-analysis-of-pacing-therapy-and-treatment-of-complications-during-follow-up-in-children
#10
P J Zhao, Y W Chen, F Li, Y Li, J P Yang, J J Wu
Objective: To analyze characteristics of permanent pacemaker implantation in children as well as treatment and prognosis of complications. Method: Clinical data of children who underwent endocardial or epicardial permanent pacemaker implantation between April 2000 and June 2016 in Shanghai Xinhua Hospital and Shanghai Children's Medical Center were analyzed retrospectively. These patients were discharged 5 days after implantation. Electrocardiogram, chest X ray, echocardiography and pacemaker programming were performed during follow-up...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713431/an-unexpected-cause-of-bradycardia-in-a-patient-with-bacterial-meningitis
#11
Petros Ioannou, Magdalini Velegraki, Stella Soundoulounaki, Achilleas Gikas, Diamantis P Kofteridis
Sinus bradycardia which is a sinus rhythm with a resting heart rate of less than 60 bpm is caused by intrinsic cardiac disorders like sick sinus syndrome or inferior myocardial infarction, metabolic and environmental causes (such as hypothyroidism and electrolyte disorders), medications (such as beta-blockers and amiodarone), infection (such as myocarditis), increased intracranial pressure, and toxic exposure, while it can sometimes be a normal phenomenon, especially during sleep, in athletes, and during pregnancy...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713024/to-retrieve-or-not-to-retrieve-system-revisions-with-the-micra-transcatheter-pacemaker
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Eric Grubman, Philippe Ritter, Christopher R Ellis, Michael Giocondo, Ralph Augostini, Petr Neuzil, Bipin Ravindran, Anshul M Patel, Pamela Omdahl, Karen Pieper, Kurt Stromberg, J Harrison Hudnall, Dwight Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Early experience with leadless pacemakers has shown a low rate of complications. However, little is known about system revision in patients with these devices. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the system revision experience with the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). METHODS: Implanted patients from the Pre-market Micra Transcatheter Pacing Study and the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System Continued Access Study (N = 989) were analyzed and compared with 2667 patients with transvenous pacemakers (TVP)...
July 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710300/constrictive-pericarditis-from-an-endocardial-pacemaker-lead
#13
Nayan Agarwal, Mohammad Khalid Mojadidi, Mustafa Ahmed
Constrictive pericarditis secondary to endocardial pacemaker inflammation, without associated pericardial effusion or infection, has yet to be described in the literature. We present a case of a 42-year-old man who developed recurrent ascites from regional constrictive pericarditis following pacemaker implant. Symptoms resolved after pericardiectomy.
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706872/surgical-management-of-tricuspid-stenosis
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Marisa Cevasco, Prem S Shekar
Tricuspid valve stenosis (TS) is rare, affecting less than 1% of patients in developed nations and approximately 3% of patients worldwide. Detection requires careful evaluation, as it is almost always associated with left-sided valve lesions that may obscure its significance. Primary TS is most frequently caused by rheumatic valvulitis. Other causes include carcinoid, radiation therapy, infective endocarditis, trauma from endomyocardial biopsy or pacemaker placement, or congenital abnormalities. Surgical management of TS is not commonly addressed in standard cardiac texts but is an important topic for the practicing surgeon...
May 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706868/tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
#15
Syed T Hussain, James Witten, Nabin K Shrestha, Eugene H Blackstone, Gösta B Pettersson
Right-sided infective endocarditis (RSIE) is less common than left-sided infective endocarditis (IE), encompassing only 5-10% of cases of IE. Ninety percent of RSIE involves the tricuspid valve (TV). Given the relatively small numbers of TVIE cases operated on at most institutions, the purpose of this review is to highlight and discuss the current understanding of IE involving the TV. RSIE and TVIE are strongly associated with intravenous drug use (IVDU), although pacemaker leads, defibrillator leads and vascular access for dialysis are also major risk factors...
May 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682147/predictors-of-future-arrhythmic-events-in-patients-with-unexplained-syncope
#16
Dirk Prochnau, Tobias Lambert, Holger Sigusch, Ralf Surber, Paul Christian Schulze
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of implantable loop recorders (ILRs) for symptom-rhythm correlation and to identify predictors of future arrhythmic events. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In our dual-centre study, we analysed ILR data of 189 patients (mean age 67.4 ± 15.2 years, 114 male) with unexplained syncope (single syncope 21 patients, recurrent 168 patients, traumatic injury 43 patients). Patients had severe comorbidities such as hypertension (n = 127), coronary artery disease (n = 31), diabetes mellitus (n = 33) and chronic renal insufficiency (n = 18)...
July 6, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674615/in-vivo-biocompatibility-and-pacing-function-study-of-silver-ion-based-antimicrobial-surface-technology-applied-to-cardiac-pacemakers
#17
James Shawcross, Ameet Bakhai, Ali Ansaripour, James Armstrong, David Lewis, Philip Agg, Roberta De Godoy, Gordon Blunn
INTRODUCTION: Evidence suggests that the rate of cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infections is increasing more rapidly than the rates of CIED implantation and is associated with considerable mortality, morbidity and health economic impact. Antimicrobial surface treatments are being developed for CIEDs to reduce the risk of postimplantation infection within the subcutaneous implant pocket. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The feasibility of processing cardiac pacemakers with the Agluna antimicrobial silver ion surface technology and in vivo biocompatibility were evaluated...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637845/successful-conservative-management-of-a-permanent-pacemaker-pocket-infection-a-less-invasive-approach
#18
Alexander James Keeley, Daniel Hammersley, Madhava Dissanayake
We present a successful conservative management strategy for a frail elderly patient with a cardiac resynchronisation pacemaker who presented with evidence of an Enterobacter cloacae pacemaker pocket infection. A device washout and debridement procedure was performed, with reburial of the device in a new prepectoral pocket and creation of a closed-loop continuous antibiotic infusion into the infected pacemaker pocket. This was followed by a 6-week course of ambulatory intravenous antibiotic therapy. This conservative management strategy avoided the need for a more invasive and high-risk full device extraction, which the patient clearly stated he did not wish to have...
June 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634536/telavancin-a-novel-semisynthetic-lipoglycopeptide-agent-to-counter-the-challenge-of-resistant-gram-positive-pathogens
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REVIEW
Biswadeep Das, Chayna Sarkar, Debasmita Das, Amit Gupta, Arnav Kalra, Shubham Sahni
Telavancin (TD-6424), a semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide vancomycin-derivative, is a novel antimicrobial agent developed by Theravance for overcoming resistant Gram-positive bacterial infections, specifically methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) had approved telavancin in 2009 for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs) caused by Gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA (S. aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus anginosus group, or Enterococcus faecalis)...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633210/value-of-surgery-for-infective-endocarditis-in-dialysis-patients
#20
Sajjad Raza, Syed T Hussain, Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, Asif Ansari, Matteo Trezzi, Amr Arafat, James Witten, Kirthi Ravichandren, Haris Riaz, Hoda Javadikasgari, Sunil Panwar, Sevag Demirjian, Nabin K Shrestha, Thomas G Fraser, José L Navia, Bruce W Lytle, Eugene H Blackstone, Gösta B Pettersson
OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of surgery for infective endocarditis (IE) in patients on hemodialysis by comparing the nature and invasiveness of endocarditis in hemodialysis and nonhemodialysis patients and their hospital and long-term outcomes, and identifying risk factors for time-related mortality after surgery. METHODS: From January 1997 to January 2013, 144 patients on chronic hemodialysis and 1233 nonhemodialysis patients underwent valve surgery for IE at our institution...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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