Document Detail

An amazing dance across the aortic valve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18353467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Vegetation of infective endocarditis presenting as a mobile mass at the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) in the absence of abnormalities of the cardiac chambers or the valves is unusual. Surgical removal is the treatment of choice for a mobile mass lesion in the LVOT to avoid its high risk for embolisation. A case of infective endocarditis caused by aminoglycoside-resistant Enterococcus faecalis that presented with a highly mobile mass in the LVOT in a patient without other cardiac abnormalities is reported here. Because the patient refused surgical treatment, he was managed with a 6-week course of benzyl penicillin and ceftriaxone.
K Jayaprakash; S Abdul Khadar; Joby K Thoams; K J Raihanathul Misiriya; V L Jayaprakash; Joseph M Pappachan
Related Documents :
19375677 - Recommendations on prophylaxis for infective endocarditis: dramatic changes over the pa...
10592157 - Orthodontics and infective endocarditis.
11772187 - Ampicillin use in infant fever: a systematic review.
15797497 - Suspected disk space infection with negative microbiological tests-report of eight case...
11447707 - Infections following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
11585987 - Alterations in lymphocyte phenotype of infected preterm newborns.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2008-03-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  134     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-27     Completed Date:  2009-08-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e70-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / microbiology*,  ultrasonography
Endocarditis / complications*,  microbiology*
Enterococcus faecalis*
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / complications*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Novel surface ECG criteria for differentiation between left- and right-sided manifest inferoseptal a...
Next Document:  Long-term outcome of acute myocardial infarction patients treated with stents versus balloon angiopl...