„The plug and the bug“ – a case of coronary embolism in bacterial endocarditis

Arroyo, Diego Andoni; Cook, Stéphane; Hayoz, Daniel; Togni, Mario (2014). „The plug and the bug“ – a case of coronary embolism in bacterial endocarditis. Cardiovascular medicine, 17(1), pp. 24-26. EMH Swiss Medical Publishers Ltd

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Systemic embolism is a classic complication of infective endocarditis. Coronary involvement and acute myocardial infarction (MI) are rare and increase mortality significantly. Recognising this unusual entity is crucial to provide adequate care. Percutaneous coronary intervention and thrombus aspiration is preferred to thrombolysis, which classically increases intracerebral hemorrhage risk. The present article describes the case of an acute inferior ST-elevated MI due to a Streptococcus salivarius endocarditis in a patient with known bicuspid aortic valve.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Arroyo, Diego Andoni; Cook, Stéphane and Togni, Mario

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1423-5528

Publisher:

EMH Swiss Medical Publishers Ltd

Language:

English

Submitter:

Diego Andoni Arroyo

Date Deposited:

14 Oct 2014 08:15

Last Modified:

06 Jul 2015 09:49

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.59145

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/59145

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