Journal article

Permanent pacing and conduction recovery in patients undergoing cardiac surgery for active infective endocarditis in an Australian Tertiary Center

Ahmed M Al-Kaisey, Nikhil Chandra, Francis J Ha, Yasir M Al-Kaisey, Sheran Vasanthakumar, Anoop N Koshy, Robert D Anderson, Michelle Ord, Piyush M Srivastava, David O'Donnell, Han S Lim, George Matalanis, Andrew W Teh

Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology | WILEY | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Postoperative heart block is common among patients undergoing surgery for infective endocarditis (IE). Limited data exists allowing cardiologists to predict who will require permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation postoperatively. We aimed to determine the rate of postoperative PPM insertion, predictors for postoperative PPM, and describe PPM utilization and rates of device-related infection during follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 191 consecutive patients from a single institution who underwent cardiac surgery for IE between 2001 and 2017. Preoperative and operative predictors for postoperative PPM were evaluated using univariate and mult..

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