Infected Epicardial Pacemaker System Treated by Complete Removal of Pacemaker Leads and Omentopexy via Re-sternotomy:Report of a Case Shuichi Okada 1 , Joji Hoshino 1 , Masahiko Ezure 1 , Yutaka Hasegawa 1 , Yasuyuki Yamada 1 , Hiroyuki Morishita 1 , Yuta Kanazawa 1 , Tohru Kaga 1 1Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gunma Prefectural Cardiovascular Center Keyword: epicardial pacemaker lead , cardiac implantable electronic device infections , omentopexy pp.370-373
Published Date 2021/5/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.15106/j_kyobu74_370
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A 66-year-old man was diagnosed with pacemaker pocket infection in the upper abdominal area. His generator was removed with partial resection of the epicardial leads, and a new device was reimplanted in his left prepectoral area. The abdominal wound was left open, and debridement was performed for several times. After the wound was cured, he complicated a chest pain and was diagnosed with residural epicardial pacemaker lead infection. He underwent complete removal of infected epicardial pacemaker leads and omentopexy under extracorporeal circulation via resternotomy. Postoperative course was uneventful. There was no sign of reinfection during the two-year follow-up.

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