Silicone-induced endocarditis. A complication of transvenous cardiac pacing catheterization Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
  • Endocarditis
  • Silicones

abstract

  • We report a case of silicone-induced endocarditis as a newly recognized complication of transvenous cardiac pacing catheterization. Silicone was found embedded in thrombotic vegetations on the tricuspid valve of a patient who had a long-standing pacing catheter in the right side of his heart. Scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive x-ray analysis confirmed the presence of silicone in the vegetations and in the catheter tip.

publication date

  • November 12, 1986

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3753570

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 51

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 110

number

  • 1