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Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Oct;57(7):421-2. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1039055. Epub 2009 Sep 30.

Left ventricle to left atrium shunt via a paravalvular abscess.

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Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Rebro Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia. hgasparovic@kbc-zagreb.hr

Abstract

Intracardiac fistulas are rare complications of infective endocarditis that contribute to the complexity of surgical management, and impose an additional hemodynamic burden on the already challenged heart. We report on a case of successful surgical management of a paravalvular communication between the left ventricle and the left atrium via an abscess cavity.

PMID:
19795331
DOI:
10.1055/s-2008-1039055
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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