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Pulmonary valve endocarditis with septic pulmonary thromboembolism in a patient with ventricular septal defect.
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PMID:  20661339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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We describe a 42-year-old man who presented as life-threatening sepsis and septic shock with multiple septic pulmonary embolism and septic pneumonia due to pulmonary valve endocarditis. The patient had history of untreated ventricular septal defect (VSD) and complained of severe dyspnea and orthopnea. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms revealed severe pulmonary regurgitation with large, hypermobile vegetation on pulmonary valve and right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT), and a small subarterial type VSD. Emergency operation was done due to rapid deterioration of the patient, and after 6 weeks of antibiotics coverage, he was discharged.
Authors:
Hyo Eun Park; Goo-Yeong Cho; Hyung-Kwan Kim; Yong-Jin Kim; Dae-Won Sohn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular ultrasound     Volume:  17     ISSN:  2005-9655     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-27     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101477138     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Ultrasound     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-40     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
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