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Blood in, blood out: left ventricular pseudoaneurysm following mitral valve endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23328004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 76-year old male on warfarin due to atrial fibrillation was admitted with Staphylococcus aureus septicaemia. Echocardiography demonstrated mitral valve endocarditis, and shortly thereafter, he suffered an intracranial haemorrhage as a result of septic embolism. Four weeks later, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging revealed a newly formed pseudoaneurysm. A left ventricular pseudoaneurysm caused by infective endocarditis is very rare, but awareness of this unusual complication may allow surgery to prevent rupture.
Ulrik Sartipy; Torbjörn Ivert; Martin Ugander
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Video-Audio Media     Date:  2013-01-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-18     Completed Date:  2013-08-30     Revised Date:  2014-04-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  547-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Aneurysm, Infected / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*,  diagnosis,  microbiology
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Staphylococcal Infections / complications*,  diagnosis,  microbiology
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Apr;16(4):548-9   [PMID:  23504759 ]

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