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Infective endocarditis complicated by mycotic aneurysm of a coronary artery with a perforated mitral valvular aneurysm

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Negishi, K and Ono, Y and Kurosawa, K and Takamatsu, H and Nakano, A and Hasegawa, A and Watanabe, H and Takanashi, S and Kurabayashi, M, Infective endocarditis complicated by mycotic aneurysm of a coronary artery with a perforated mitral valvular aneurysm, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 22, (5) pp. 542.e1-4. ISSN 0894-7317 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.echo.2009.01.020

Abstract

Mycotic aneurysms are well-documented complications of infective endocarditis and occur frequently in the intracranial arteries. However, mycotic aneurysms of the coronary arteries are very rare, and there are few reports of the management of these lesions. The authors report the case of a 72-year-old woman with coagulase-negative staphylococcal endocarditis involving a perforated aortic valve, a perforated mitral valve aneurysm, and a large mycotic coronary artery aneurysm. After antimicrobial therapy, the patient underwent open-heart surgery with mitral and aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass, and resection of the mycotic coronary aneurysm. The authors present detailed serial echocardiograms of the mycotic coronary artery aneurysm, which was subsequently confirmed intraoperatively and pathologically.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
UTAS Author:Negishi, K (Dr Kazuaki Negishi)
ID Code:90035
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-03-25
Last Modified:2014-03-25
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