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Echocardiogram of the month
Late infective mechanical aortic valve prosthesis endocarditis

Anna Lisowska, Włodzimierz Musiał, Małgorzata Knapp, Bożena Sobkowicz, Tomasz Hirnle
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(11):1226-1228.

open access

Vol 66, No 11 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-11-27
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of late infective endocarditis on the mechanical aortic valve prosthesis, complicated by large paraortic abscesus. It was dificult to diagnosed this patient, because of negative blood cultures results and not diagnostic view in transthoracic echocardiogram. Transesophageal echo was performed just before cardiac surgery because of very bad patient’s condition.

Abstract

We present a case of late infective endocarditis on the mechanical aortic valve prosthesis, complicated by large paraortic abscesus. It was dificult to diagnosed this patient, because of negative blood cultures results and not diagnostic view in transthoracic echocardiogram. Transesophageal echo was performed just before cardiac surgery because of very bad patient’s condition.
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Keywords

infective endocarditis; mechanical aortic valve prosthesis

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Title

Echocardiogram of the month
Late infective mechanical aortic valve prosthesis endocarditis

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 11 (2008)

Pages

1226-1228

Published online

2008-11-27

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(11):1226-1228.

Keywords

infective endocarditis
mechanical aortic valve prosthesis

Authors

Anna Lisowska
Włodzimierz Musiał
Małgorzata Knapp
Bożena Sobkowicz
Tomasz Hirnle

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