Coronary stent bacterial infection with multiple organ septic emboli

Michael Hoffman*, Roni Baruch, Eli Kaplan, Moshe Mittelman, Galit Aviram, Yardena Siegman-Igra

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We describe an 80-year-old patient who developed Staphylococcus aureus septicemia several days after the implantation of a double stent in the proximal and mid-left anterior descending artery. The infection was complicated by multiple abscesses in the lungs and liver, as well as by bilateral bacterial endophthalmitis requiring right vitrectomy. Long-term antibiotic treatment was successful. Rarity notwithstanding, heightened awareness of this potential complication of a common cardiac procedure is important since diagnosis and immediate therapy are mandatory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-125
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005


  • Endophthalmitis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus


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