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Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2014 Dec 10;28:146. eCollection 2014.

A rare case of prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis complicated with multiple fistula to peri aortic structure.

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1. Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Imam Ali Heart Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
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2. Yazd Cardiovascular Research Centre, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran. r.faraji61@gmail.com.

Abstract

Multiple aorto-cardiac cavity communications is very rare but important complication of prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis. The case below illustrates multiple aorto-cardiac cavity fistula formation following prostethic aortic valve endocarditis presented with slowly progressive symptoms of heart failure. A brief review of surgical reconstruction and the existing literature are presented, including emphasis on pre and intra operative echocardiographic diagnosis and treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Aortic valve endocarditis; Aorto-cardiac; Fistula

PMID:
25695004
PMCID:
PMC4322321

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