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Right ventricular pacing wire thrombus presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin

Citation

Grunewald, RA and Smith, PLC and Nihoyannopoulos, P and Playford, RJ and Levi, S and Hodgson, HJF, Right ventricular pacing wire thrombus presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin, Clinical Cardiology, 12, (2) pp. 106-108. ISSN 0160-9289 (1989) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1002/clc.4960120208

Abstract

Pacing wire thrombosis may be invisible echocardiographically while producing severe symptoms. We report a patient whose pacing wire thrombosis presented as a pyrexial illness 5 months after its insertion. Treatment with tissue plasminogen activator provoked cardiovascular collapse; therefore, we recommend that such thrombosis be treated surgically. Copyright © 1989 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Author:Playford, RJ (Professor Ray Playford)
ID Code:72791
Year Published:1989
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-08-31
Last Modified:2011-09-05
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