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A rare complication of infective endocarditis: left main coronary artery embolization resulting in sudden death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20369507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Whilst systemic septic embolization is a common complication of infective endocarditis, a second, less frequently reported, complication is the embolization of vegetative material to the coronary arteries that rarely results in acute myocardial infarction and sudden death. The case is presented of an acute cardiac death in a patient with aortic valve endocarditis, caused by acute occlusion of the left main coronary artery with vegetative material.
Lior Zeller; Daniel Flusser; Ruthy Shaco-Levy; Hili Giladi; Miri S Merkin; Noah Liel-Cohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-07     Completed Date:  2010-05-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine D, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Occlusion / etiology*
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Embolism / etiology*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*,  ultrasonography

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