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The use of positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of pacemaker related infection
  1. Paresh A Mehta,
  2. Zia Zuberi,
  3. C Aldo Rinaldi
  1. Department of Cardiology, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paresh A Mehta, Department of Cardiology, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, UK; p.mehta{at}

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A 59-year-old man underwent dual chamber permanent pacemaker (DDD PPM) implantation for complete heart block following emergency mechanical mitral valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting.

At routine pacemaker check 5 months after the implant, a painless moderate sized swelling persisted over the box. The patient described several episodes …

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