Unusual cause of myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure in a patient with prosthetic valve endocarditis

Blöchlinger, Stefan; Nebiker, Mathias; Windecker, Stephan (2014). Unusual cause of myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure in a patient with prosthetic valve endocarditis. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions, 83(1), E69-E72. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/ccd.25033

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In a patient with staphylococcus lugdunensis prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis and coronary septic embolism accompanied by antero-lateral myocardial infarction, embolic material was successfully aspirated from the bifurcation of the left anterior descending coronary artery and the first diagonal branch. A good angiographic result was documented six months thereafter when the patient presented with a second complication, pulsatile compression of the left main coronary artery by an abscess cavity originating between the aortic and mitral annulus, leading to congestive heart failure. The patient underwent successful surgical replacement of the aortic valve prosthesis with concomitant patch reconstruction of the annulus as well as tricuspid annuloplasty.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Blöchlinger, Stefan and Windecker, Stephan

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1522-1946

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Judith Liniger

Date Deposited:

08 Aug 2014 16:06

Last Modified:

28 Oct 2015 11:45

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/ccd.25033

PubMed ID:

23723097

Uncontrolled Keywords:

abscess, aspiration compression, embolus, left main coronary artery, septic

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.41670

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/41670

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