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E-ONLY: Coronary Artery Disease
Unusual cause of myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure in a patient with prosthetic valve endocarditis
Version of Record online: 3 JUL 2013
Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 83, Issue 1, pages E69–E72, 1 January 2014
How to Cite
Bloechlinger, S., Nebiker, M. and Windecker, S. (2014), Unusual cause of myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure in a patient with prosthetic valve endocarditis. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 83: E69–E72. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25033
- Issue online: 18 DEC 2013
- Version of Record online: 3 JUL 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 31 MAY 2013 03:52AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 1 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 3 APR 2013
- left main coronary artery;
In a patient with staphylococcus lugdunensis prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis and coronary septic embolism accompanied by antero-lateral myocardial infarction, embolic material was successfully aspirated from the bifurcation of the left anterior descending coronary artery and the first diagonal branch. A good angiographic result was documented six months thereafter when the patient presented with a second complication, pulsatile compression of the left main coronary artery by an abscess cavity originating between the aortic and mitral annulus, leading to congestive heart failure. The patient underwent successful surgical replacement of the aortic valve prosthesis with concomitant patch reconstruction of the annulus as well as tricuspid annuloplasty. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.