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.
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Staphylococcus aureus