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aortic endocarditis

Rei-Yeuh Chang, Chien-Chang Chen, Wei-Pang Hsu, Pei-Ching Hsiao, Han-Lin Tsai, Ping-Gune Hsiao, Jiann-Der Wu, How-Ran Guo
BACKGROUND: Avulsion of the aortic valve commissure as a cause of acute aortic valve regurgitation is mostly due to trauma, infective endocarditis, or ascending aortic dissection. Nontraumatic avulsion of the aortic valve commissure is very rare. We reviewed the literature and analyzed potential risk factors of nontraumatic avulsion. CASE PRESENTATION: An 80-year-old male with hypertension was seen in the emergency department with acute onset dyspnea. Echocardiogram revealed left ventricular hypertrophy with adequate systolic function, prolapse of the noncoronary cusp, and incomplete coaptation of the right coronary and noncoronary cusps with severe aortic valve regurgitation...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tsutomu Mito, Yusuke Hirota, Shingo Suzuki, Kazutaka Noda, Takanori Uehara, Yoshiyuki Ohira, Masatomi Ikusaka
A 65-year-old Japanese man was admitted with a 4-month history of fatigue and exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a vegetation on the aortic valve and severe aortic regurgitation. Accordingly, infective endocarditis and heart failure were diagnosed. Although a blood culture was negative on day 7 after admission, a prolonged blood culture with subculture was performed according to the patient's history of contact with cats. Consequently, Bartonella henselae was isolated. Bartonella species are fastidious bacteria that cause blood culture-negative infective endocarditis...
2016: Internal Medicine
Anca Meda Georgescu, Leonard Azamfirei, Krisztina Szalman, Edit Szekely
BACKGROUND: Over the last decades Staphylococcus aureus (SA) has become the dominant etiology of native valve infective endocarditis, with the community-acquired methicillin-sensible Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MSSA) strains being the prevailing type. CASE: We report here a case of extremely severe CA-MSSA aortic valve acute endocarditis associated with persistent Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) in a previously healthy man and include a literature review.The patient developed severe and rare complications (purpura, purulent pericarditis, intracerebral hematoma, and rhabdomyolysis) through systemic embolism; they required drainage of pericardial empyema and cerebral hematoma, the latter eventually caused a fatal outcome...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Noman Ahmed Jang Khan, Masroor A Khan, Guillermo Juan Morell Chardon
End stage renal disease has a list of consequences, cardiovascular being the most common. Inefficient dialysis can cause significant deposition of calcium all over the body, including heart valves making heart function impaired. We illustrate a case of 38-year-old female with end stage renal disease on peritoneal dialysis. The patient had been complaining of pain and swelling of the right hand for the last few months and had been seen by hand surgeon and was admitted electively for the biopsy of hand lesions...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
Stefano Mancini, Carmen Menzi, Frank Oechslin, Philippe Moreillon, José Manuel Entenza
Streptococcus gordonii and related species of oral viridans group streptococci (VGS) are common etiological agents of infective endocarditis (IE). We explored vaccination as a strategy to prevent VGS- IE, using a novel antigen presenting system based on non-genetically modified Lactococcus lactis displaying vaccinogens on its surface.Hsa and PadA are surface-located S. gordonii proteins implicated in platelet adhesion and aggregation, which are key steps in the pathogenesis of IE. This function makes them ideal targets for vaccination against VGS- IE...
October 10, 2016: Infection and Immunity
Yooyoung Chong, Sung Joon Han, Youn Ju Rhee, Shin Kwang Kang, Jae Hyeon Yu, Myung Hoon Na
A 50-year-old female patient with visual disturbances was referred for further evaluation of a heart murmur. Fundoscopy revealed a Roth spot in both eyes. A physical examination showed peripheral signs of infective endocarditis, including Osler nodes, Janeway lesions, and splinter hemorrhages. Our preoperative diagnosis was subacute bacterial endocarditis with severe aortic regurgitation. The patient underwent aortic valve replacement and was treated with intravenous antibiotics for 6 weeks postoperatively...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Hideyuki Hasebe, Akira Takanohashi, Kazuaki Shirota, Hajime Nakamura
Atrioventricular (AV) block and pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa (P-MAIVF) are rare complications of infective endocarditis (IE). A 72-year-old man with severe aortic stenosis was hospitalized due to IE. After admission, intermittent AV block and P-MAIVF were noted. Interestingly, an accelerated junctional rhythm was observed during the process of AV block resolution. Elective surgery, which included patch closure of the fistula and replacement of the aortic valve, was successfully performed...
2016: Internal Medicine
Wassim Ben Ameur, Sonia Ouerghi, Amira Dridi, Mouna Bousnina, Atef Ben Youssef, Tarek Kilani, Tahar Mestiri
The use of Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) in patients suffering from Sickle cell disease (SCD) needs specific precautions. Whereas, no consensual protocols have been established to clarify therapeutic management. CASE REPORT A 7-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital for surgery of advanced endocarditis.  Major dyspnea, hemodynamic distress and fever were noted on physical examination. Biological tests exploring anaemia revealed Haemoglobin (Hb) S levels of 39...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Jack B Keenan, Rajesh Janardhanan, Brandon T Larsen, Zain Khalpey
A 24-year-old man with systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome complicated by lupus nephritis presented with acute limb ischaemia secondary to an embolus. Following embolectomy, the patient underwent a transthoracic echocardiogram which revealed a large vegetation on all three cusps of the aortic valve. The patient was taken for an urgent aortic valve replacement with a mechanical valve. Cultures of one cusp remained sterile. Histopathological examination of the remaining two cusps revealed sterile fibrin-rich thrombotic vegetations characteristic of non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis...
October 4, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Amedeo Anselmi, Vito Giovanni Ruggieri, Bernard Lelong, Erwan Flecher, Hervé Corbineau, Thierry Langanay, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Alain Leguerrier
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the mid-term durability of the Trifecta bioprosthesis for aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the prospectively collected data of 824 consecutive implants of the Trifecta valve at a single institution. A 100% complete follow-up was available (average duration, 2.2 ± 1.3 years; range, 0.03-6.9 years; 1747.6 patient-years). Echocardiography data at discharge were recorded prospectively. RESULTS: Operative mortality was 3...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Pascal M Dohmen, Lukas Lehmkuhl, Michael A Borger, Martin Misfeld, Friedrich W Mohr
BACKGROUND We present a unique case of a 61-year-old female patient with homograft deterioration after redo surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis with root abscess. CASE REPORT The first operation was performed for type A dissection with root, arch, and elephant trunk replacement of the thoracic aorta. The present re-redo surgery was performed as valve-in-valve with a sutureless aortic bioprosthesis. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged on day 6. CONCLUSIONS The current case report demonstrates that sutureless bioprostheses are an attractive option for surgical valve-in-valve procedures, which can reduce morbidity and mortality...
October 3, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Yashwant Agrawal, Monoj Konda, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta
Complications of valvular infective endocarditis involving the peri-annular region puts the patient at a significantly high risk of adverse outcomes including heart failure and death. The "mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa" is relatively avascular and offers little resistance to the spread of abscesses, aneurysm, and fistula formation. Aorto-cavitary fistulous tract formation in the setting of native valve infective endocarditis is associated with higher rates of heart failure, ventricular septal defect, and atrioventricular block than nonruptured abscesses...
October 2016: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
Hector I Michelena, Rakesh M Suri, Ognjen Katan, Mackram F Eleid, Marie-Annick Clavel, Mathew J Maurer, Patricia A Pellikka, Douglas Mahoney, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano
BACKGROUND: Sex-related differences in morbidity and survival in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) adults are fundamentally unknown. Contemporary studies portend excellent survival for BAV patients identified at early echocardiographic-clinical stages. Whether BAV adults incur a survival disadvantage throughout subsequent echocardiographic-clinical stages remains undetermined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Analysis was done of 3 different cohorts of consecutive patients with echocardiographic diagnosis of BAV identified retrospectively: (1) a community cohort of 416 patients with first BAV diagnosis (age 35±21 years, follow-up 16±7 years), (2) a tertiary clinical referral cohort of 2824 BAV adults (age 51±16 years, follow-up 9±6 years), and (3) a surgical referral cohort of 2242 BAV adults referred for aortic valve replacement (AVR) (age 62±14 years, follow-up 6±5 years)...
2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
Bhaskar Bhardwaj, Ata Bajwa, Amit Sharma, Arooge Towheed, Bakul V Sanghani, A Iain McGhie
A 71-year-old male presented after sudden onset of confusion and expressive aphasia. MRI head revealed multiple ischemic lesions consistent with cardio-embolic pathophysiology. A computed tomography angiography of lung showed peripheral pulmonary emboli. He underwent a transesophageal echocardiogram as a part of the stroke workup and was found to have vegetations on both aortic and tricuspid valves. The blood cultures did not show any growth, and the patient remained afebrile during the course of hospitalization...
September 30, 2016: Echocardiography
Alain J Poncelet, Gébrine El Khoury, Laurent De Kerchove, Thierry Sluysmans, Stéphane Moniotte, Mona Momeni, Thierry Detaille, Jean E Rubay
OBJECTIVES: To analyse our institutional results in the setting of paediatric aortic valve (AV) repair. Primary end-points were overall survival, freedom from AV reoperation and freedom from AV replacement. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients under 18 years of age operated on from 1977 to 2015 in a single tertiary care level institution. Patients were included if they benefited from any type of AV repair procedure, including commissurotomy, leaflet shaving or plication, or leaflet augmentation...
September 28, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Julien Saison, Brahim Harbaoui, Coralie Bouchiat, Matteo Pozzi, Tristan Ferry
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2016: BMJ Case Reports
Charlien Gabriels, Julie De Backer, Agnes Pasquet, Bernard P Paelinck, Marielle Morissens, Frederik Helsen, Alexander Van De Bruaene, Werner Budts
OBJECTIVES: Studies evaluating the long-term outcome of adults with ventricular septal defect (VSD) are important to inform patients about prognosis. This study investigated the long-term outcome of patients with perimembranous VSD (pmVSD) followed in the Belgian Registry on Adult Congenital Heart Disease. METHODS: All pmVSD patients in the registry were analyzed. RESULTS: Two hundred and sixty-six patients were studied. Fifteen patients had Eisenmenger syndrome...
September 21, 2016: Cardiology
Julien Guihaire, Martin Kloeckner, Philippe Deleuze
Destructive aortic valve endocarditis is a serious condition that can result in aortoventricular disjunction. The appropriate surgical approach for severe excavating lesions remains a matter of debate. Homografts, prosthetic valves associated with a pericardial patch for annulus repair, and prosthetic valve conduits can be used. We report the technical issue of subcoronary inclusion of the full root Freestyle xenograft for complicated aortic endocarditis extending to the left ventricular outflow tract.
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Sara G Rimoldi, Elena De Vecchi, Cristina Pagani, Agostino Zambelli, Annamaria Di Gregorio, Enrica Bosisio, Paolo Vanelli, Roberto Scrofani, Maria R Gismondo, Giovanni Cagnoni, Carlo Antona
This is the first reported case of 2 biofilm-producing bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus and Proteus mirabilis, identified from an aortic valve using an innovative device with dithiothreitol solution, able to dislodge bacterial biofilm. The method is usable in the operating theatre and recommended in infective endocarditis nonresponders to empiric therapy.
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Peter Seizer, Michaela Rockenstiehl, Suzanne Fateh-Moghadam, Susanne Haen, Ferruh Artunc, Martin R Müller, Azadeh Ebrahimi, Reimer Riessen, Meinrad Gawaz, Falko Fend, Michael Haap
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS: A 55-year old man suffers from progressive, distinctive dyspnoea and physical weakness since 5 days. Due to ST-segment changes in the ECG and a positive troponin-test, the primary care physician initiates an hospitalization. INVESTIGATIONS: After admission, the laboratory tests confirm the elevated troponin-values, and show additionally elevated pro-brain-natriuric-peptide-values. The coronary angiography presents a highly reduced left ventricular function, an aortic insufficiency III° and a coronary heart disease...
September 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
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