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Vol 70, No 11 (2012)
Case studies
Published online: 2012-11-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Is establishing diagnosis of perivalvular abscess still difficult?

Anna Tomaszuk−Kazberuk, Anna Lisowska, Bożena Sobkowicz, Elżbieta Młodawska, Paulina Łopatowska, Urszula Kosacka, Włodzimierz Musiał
Kardiol Pol 2012;70(11):1164-1166.

open access

Vol 70, No 11 (2012)
Case studies
Published online: 2012-11-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We report the case of 42-year-old male, who developed infective endocarditis on bicuspid aortic valve due to infection of the central line with Staphylococcus aureus MSSA. The patient was hospitalised several times in district hospitals because of worsening of heart failure. He had a few transthoracic (TTE) and one transesophageal (TEE) echocardiography which did not reveal early stages of perivalvular abscess and was disqualified from surgical procedures due to bad left ventricular systolic function. The second TEE done a month after the first one showed an abscess with perforation to the right ventricle. The patient died disqualified again from surgical procedure due to multiorgan failure.

Abstract

We report the case of 42-year-old male, who developed infective endocarditis on bicuspid aortic valve due to infection of the central line with Staphylococcus aureus MSSA. The patient was hospitalised several times in district hospitals because of worsening of heart failure. He had a few transthoracic (TTE) and one transesophageal (TEE) echocardiography which did not reveal early stages of perivalvular abscess and was disqualified from surgical procedures due to bad left ventricular systolic function. The second TEE done a month after the first one showed an abscess with perforation to the right ventricle. The patient died disqualified again from surgical procedure due to multiorgan failure.
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Keywords

infective endocarditis; abscess; echocardiography

About this article
Title

Is establishing diagnosis of perivalvular abscess still difficult?

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 70, No 11 (2012)

Pages

1164-1166

Published online

2012-11-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2012;70(11):1164-1166.

Keywords

infective endocarditis
abscess
echocardiography

Authors

Anna Tomaszuk−Kazberuk
Anna Lisowska
Bożena Sobkowicz
Elżbieta Młodawska
Paulina Łopatowska
Urszula Kosacka
Włodzimierz Musiał

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