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Pseudoaneurysm Formation in Infective Endocarditis.
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PMID:  23906264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysms that develop in the setting of infective endocarditis are believed to result from remodeling of extravalvular abscesses. The high pressure generated by the left ventricle is thought to dissect into the abscess causing it to form a characteristic sac-like protuberance readily recognized echocardiographically. Left ventricular pseudoaneurysms most often arise from abscesses in the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa and protrude external to the aorta. Less often, as described herein, they arise from abscesses external the posterior mitral annulus and project into the posterior interventricular groove. Perforation may result in camo-cameral or aorto-cameral fistula formation, as well as fistulous communication with the pericardial space.
Jeffrey J Silbiger; Andrew Krasner; Joanna Chikwe; Thomas Marino; Shiny Mathewkutty; Marian Marcali; Brian Edebohls; Mazullah Kamran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-8-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Services, New York.
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