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Viridans streptococcal (Streptococcus mitis) biosynthetic aortic prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) complicated by complete heart block and paravalvular abscess.
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PMID:  22705308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) may be classified clinically as early (<60 days) or late (>60 days) post-valve replacement PVE. The pathogens of early versus late PVE differ in type and virulence. Early PVE pathogens are virulent, for example, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Late PVE pathogens resemble those of subacute bacterial endocarditis and are due to relatively avirulent and noninvasive organisms, for example, viridans streptococci. Viridans streptococci vary in their invasiveness and abscess potential. Myocardial abscess and complete heart block are rare complications of late PVE due to viridans streptococci. We present an unusual case of Streptococcus mitis late aortic PVE complicated by aortic root abscess, myocardial abscess, and complete heart block.
Basil Alkhatib; Paul E Schoch; Burke A Cunha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1527-3288     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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