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An Uncommon Complication of Infective Bacterial Endocarditis.
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PMID:  22858367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Coronary artery septic embolisation resulting in cardioembolic myocardial infarction (MI) is a rare complication of bacterial infective endocarditis (IE), representing <1% of complications related to IE [1]. Diagnosis requires a combination of high clinical suspicion, coronary angiography, echocardiography and cultures of peripheral blood and/or embolic material. The associated mortality rate remains high despite early diagnosis [2]. Optimal interventional therapy is unknown with published international experience over the past two decades limited to very small case series and individual case reports [3]. We present a case of ST elevation MI resulting from coronary artery septic embolisation with an accompanying comprehensive review of the literature.
Authors:
Joey Yeoh; Tina Sun; Mark Hobbs; Jen-Li Looi; Selwyn Wong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung Circ     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Crown Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Division of Medicine, Middlemore Hospital, Private Bag 93311, Hospital Road, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640, New Zealand.
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