Bacterial Endocarditis on Calcification of the Mitral Anulus Fibrosus: Report of an Unusual Case
- Left ventricular post-infraction pseudoaneurysm mimicking mitral valve endocarditis. Dedeilias, Panagiotis; Koukis, Ioannis; Roussakis, Antonios; Tsipas, Pantelis; Rouska, Effie // Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery;2013, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p1
In this report we present a patient who was initially diagnosed as suffering from mitral valve endocarditis. The proper use of diagnostic modalities revealed a pseudo aneurysm of the left ventricle which was mimicking mitral valve vegetations. This allowed better planning of the subsequent...
- Outcomes of Nonpledgeted Horizontal Mattress Suture Technique for Mitral Valve Replacement. Gun Jik Kim; Jong Tae Lee; Young Ok Lee; Joon Young Cho; Tak-Hyuk Oh // Korean Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery;2014, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p504
Background: Most surgeons favor the pledgeted suture technique for heart valve replacements because they believe it decreases the risk of paravalvular leak (PVL). We hypothesized that the use of nonpledgeted rather than pledgeted sutures during mitral valve replacement (MVR) may decrease the...
- endocarditis. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p764
An encyclopedia entry for "endocarditis" is presented. It refers to infection or inflammation of the heart valves or of the heart's lining. Some types of endocarditis include acute bacterial, which pertains to infective endocarditis with a rapid onset, atypical verrucous, which pertains to...
- Endocarditis complicating a congenital quadricuspid aortic valve. Bauer, Fabrice; Litzler, Pierre-Yves; Tabley, Alfred; Cribier, Alain; Bessou, Jean-Paul // European Journal of Echocardiography;May2008, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p386
The most common aortic valve congenital abnormality is observed in bicuspid aortic valve. Only a few cases of aortic valve quadricuspidy have been reported in the literature. We report a new case of endocarditis complicating a congenital quadricuspid aortic valve.
- PROSTHETIC VALVE ENDOCARDITIS CAUSED BY SCEDOSPORIUM APIOSPERMUM. Verghese, S.; Padmaja, P.; Chellamma, M. T.; Leelavathy, S.; Nayar, P. // Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2005, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p264
Scedosporium apiospermum, the asexual state of Pseudallescheria boydii, is increasingly recognized as an opportunistic pathogen. We report a case of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by this organism that developed in a patient following cardiac surgery.
- Marfan syndrome and mitral valve prolapse. Weyman, Arthur E.; Scherrer-Crosbie, Marielle // Journal of Clinical Investigation;Dec2004, Vol. 114 Issue 11, p1543
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP), an abnormal displacement into the left atrium of a thickened and redundant mitral valve during systole, is a relatively frequent abnormality in humans and may be associated with serious complications. A recent study implicates fibrillin-1, a component of...
- Successful Mitral Valve Repair in Infective Endocarditis. Case Report and Review of the Data in the Literature. ROTAREASA, Monica; ROTAREASA, Bogdan; QENDRO, Eugen; BOANTA, Ildiko; CARPACIU, Dorin; GINGHINA, Carmen // Romanian Journal of Medical Practice;2012, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p325
We report a case of mitral valve prolapse associated with infective endocarditis and heart failure, which required surgical intervention. Mitral valve repair was successfully performed and resulted in complete recovery of the patient.
- Manejo estomatolÃ³gico del paciente con prÃ³tesis valvular cardiaca. Hernández-Martínez, Elizabeth; Hernández-Palacios, Rosa Diana; José Salvador Hernández-González // Revista ADM;may/jun2007, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p85
The management of the patient with cardio-valvular-prosthesis is extremely risky, because they are susceptible of endocarditis, and hemorrhage subsequent to dental procedures that involve or imply bleeding. The objective was to determine the management of patients with cardio-valvular-prosthesis...
- Endovascular treatment for intracranial mycotic aneurysms prior to cardiac surgery. Asai, Toshimasa; Usui, Akihiko; Miyachi, Shigeru; Ueda, Yuichi // European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;May2002, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p948
The management of patients with infective endocarditis complicated by intracranial mycotic aneurysms is controversial. We present the case of a 21-year-old man who suffered from mitral regurgitation with small vegetations due to infective endocarditis. The problem was associated with a ruptured...