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Exp Clin Cardiol. 2009 Spring;14(1):e17-20.

Infectious endocarditis with systemic septic embolization as a rare complication of cardiac catheterization.

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Department of Medicine, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Abstract

A case of infectious endocarditis with septic embolization as a rare but potentially fatal complication of cardiac catheterization is described, followed by a detailed review of the literature. Obesity, diabetes, many skin punctures, previous bypass surgery and abnormal valves are predisposing factors for bacteremia following cardiac catheterization.

KEYWORDS:

Bacteremia; CVA; Complications; Diagnostic angiography; Infection; Sepsis; Stroke

PMID:
19492030
PMCID:
PMC2689091

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