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Atrial endocarditis--the importance of the regurgitant jet lesion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15901295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The jet lesions of valvular regurgitation or intracardiac shunts have been hypothesized to play an important role in the pathogenesis of endocarditis for many years. We describe a case of mitral valve endocarditis that involved the left atrium along the path of a jet lesion. This resulted in atrial endocarditis and pericarditis, both of which complicated her presentation and hospital course. Using transesophageal echocardiography, we were able to directly visualize the path and full extent of infection prior to surgery. Special attention should be focused upon the path of eccentric jets in order to fully define the extent of endocarditis.
Shawn A Gregory; Cesar B Yepes; John G Byrne; Michael N D'Ambra; Ming Hui Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-19     Completed Date:  2005-09-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  426-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity / physiology
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color / methods
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Atria* / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  physiopathology*,  ultrasonography
Reproducibility of Results
Severity of Illness Index

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