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Myocardial abscess: a rare complication of valvular endocarditis demonstrated by 3D contrast echocardiography.
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PMID:  20667849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Myocardial abscess is a rare and often fatal complication of valvular endocarditis. We present a case of a patient with aortic valve endocarditis whose post-operative course was complicated by a large left ventricular abscess. The spatial location of the defect was difficult to assess with 2D transthoracic echocardiography (TTE); however, real-time 3D contrast TTE allowed us to visualize the full extent of the defect and its precise anatomical location, prior to successful surgical resection.
Authors:
Nicola Walker; Amit Bhan; Jatin Desai; Mark J Monaghan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E37     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, King's College Hospital, London SE5 9RS, UK.
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