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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
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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    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / microbiology*,  ultrasonography
Endocarditis / complications*,  microbiology*
Enterococcus faecalis*
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / complications*

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