AngioVac system guided removal of vegetations from pacemaker lead-related infective endocarditis.
The AngioVac aspiration system is a catheter-based technique that has been used for removal of unwanted intravascular material in growing numbers of institutions around the world since 2013. It provides an alternative and a less invasive approach for the treatment of venous thromboembolism and intrinsic or cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED)-related infective endocarditis. This system uses venous cannulas and extracorporeal filtering mechanisms to effectively remove thrombi or vegetations resulting in less invasion and minimal blood loss. We present a case of a woman in her mid-50s who underwent successful AngioVac-guided removal of lead vegetations followed by percutaneous CIED removal.
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Mahajan P, Aedma SK, Ally S, Garg A. AngioVac system guided removal of vegetations from pacemaker lead-related infective endocarditis. BMJ Case Rep. 2023 Jan 20;16(1):e251097. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2022-251097. PMID: 36669789.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents, Fellows and Residents