Right-sided infective endocarditis with acquired tricuspid valve stenosis associated with transvenous pacemaker: a case report

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1991 Jul;14(7):1093-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.1991.tb02839.x.


Five years prior to presentation, a 29-year-old woman received a transvenous pacemaker (DDD) for sick sinus syndrome and nodo-hisian pathology. After pacemaker insertion, she complained of recurrent febrile episodes. Her pacemaker related endocarditis was quite unusual for the infecting organism (a micrococcus) and for an acquired tricuspid valve stenosis. The suspected cause was confirmed at surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnostic imaging
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Micrococcus
  • Pacemaker, Artificial*
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis / etiology*