Aspergillus Infection of a Permanent Ventricular Pacing Lead

J. RANDALL MOORMAN, CHARLES STEENBERGEN, DAVID T. DURACK

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Abstract

Fungal infections of intracardiac pacemakers are extremely rare. We describe what appears to be the first reported case of Aspergillus infection of a permanent pacing lead and review the three reported cases of other fungal infections of pacemaker leads which we could find in the literature. These infections may be encountered more frequently as the number of permanent pacemakers implanted in elderly patients with underlying medical illnesses continues to increase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-366
Number of pages6
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1984
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aspergillus
  • endocarditis
  • pacemakers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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