Anales de Medicina Interna
versión impresa ISSN 0212-7199
In the last years an increment has taken place in the pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator indications that will have as consequence an increase of the prevalencia of the endocarditis associated to intravascular devices, for what acquires special relevance for the clinical one to know this entity and to include it in his differential diagnoses. The objetive of this article is to describe the epidemiology, clinic characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of the pacemaker endocarditis.
Palabras clave : Endocarditis; Pacemaker; Echocardiography.