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Successful management of an unruptured mycotic coronary aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18180529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Systemic complications of native-valve endocarditis include embolism, abscess formation and development of mycotic aneurysms. To date, only two cases of mycotic coronary aneurysm (MCA) detected by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) have been reported since 1812. We describe the successful management of infectious mitral valve endocarditis complicated by a MCA involving the left circumflex artery initially detected by TEE. This report illustrates the importance of correlating findings between TEE and coronary angiography, as early detection and prompt management of these rare coronary aneurysms are of paramount importance.
Navin K Kapur; John V Conte; Ilan S Wittstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-08     Completed Date:  2008-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E366-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tufts-New England Medical Center, 750 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm, Infected / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  surgery*
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Coronary Aneurysm / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  surgery*
Coronary Angiography
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Catheterization
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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