Document Detail


Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and infective endocarditis: a report of seven cases and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2282924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Seven cases of infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) are presented in this report. The previous literature is critically reviewed, and the following points are discussed: (a) IE complicates HOCM in 5-9% of cases; (b) anatomical and haemodynamic alterations of HOCM cause microtraumas on heart valves and the endocardium; the resulting endocardial lesions represent sites for bacterial seeding as well as other congenital or acquired heart disease; (c) prognosis is worse in patients with IE associated with HOCM than in patients with IE alone or associated with congenital heart disease; (d) the most frequently isolated organisms are saprophytes; (e) most patients were exposed to bacteraemias before the onset of IE.
Authors:
N Alessandri; G Pannarale; F del Monte; F Moretti; B Marino; A Reale
Related Documents :
25003024 - Sinusitis caused by scopulariopsis brevicaulis: case report and review of the literature.
17211754 - Inadvertent malposition of a transvenous pacing lead in the left ventricle.
7363664 - Skin manifestations of subacute bacterial endocarditis. case report of subacute bacteri...
368994 - Skin necrosis after warfarin therapy.
19528884 - What is new in esophageal injury (infection, drug-induced, caustic, stricture, perforat...
25069214 - Epidural and para spinal thoracic hydatidosis presenting with progressive para paresis ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European heart journal     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0195-668X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-19     Completed Date:  1991-03-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006263     Medline TA:  Eur Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1041-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
II Cattedra Malattie Apparato Cardiovascolare, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications*,  ultrasonography
Echocardiography
Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Discrete subaortic stenosis (DSS) in childhood: a congenital or acquired disease? Follow-up in 65 pa...
Next Document:  Short- and long-term outcome after PTCA in patients with stable and unstable angina.