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Eustachian valve endocarditis: a rare complication of automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20099725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Eustachian valve (EV) endocarditis is extremely rare and often difficult to diagnose. An extensive review of the English literature has shown no report of EV endocarditis as a complication of the automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD). A rare case is reported following AICD placement that was diagnosed by clinical findings of sepsis and positive blood cultures, and supported (using transesophageal echocardiography) by the presence of vegetations attached to the EV. Previously reported cases of EV endocarditis are reviewed, and its significance discussed in the setting of an increased use of AICD.
Authors:
Malini Venkatram; Naga V A Kommuri; Sri Lakshmi S Kollepara; Venkataramu N Krishnamurthy; Ramegowda Rajagopal; Rajika Munasinghe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-26     Completed Date:  2010-02-18     Revised Date:  2010-03-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  723-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Sinai-Grace Hospital/Detroit Medical Center, 6071 W Outer Dr., Detroit, MI 48235, USA. mchvenk@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Defibrillators, Implantable / adverse effects*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology*
Heart Valve Diseases / etiology*
Humans
Male
Staphylococcal Infections / etiology*

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