Left ventricle to left atrium shunt via a paravalvular abscess

Gašparović, Hrvoje and Šmalcelj, Anton and Brida, Margarita (2009) Left ventricle to left atrium shunt via a paravalvular abscess. The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, 57 (7). pp. 421-2. ISSN 0171-6425

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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.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Abscess/diagnosis ; Abscess/microbiology ; Abscess/physiopathology ; Abscess/surgery ; Debridement ; Echocardiography, Doppler ; Echocardiography, Transesophageal ; Endocarditis, Bacterial/diagnosis ; Endocarditis, Bacterial/microbiology ; Endocarditis, Bacterial/physiopathology ; Endocarditis, Bacterial/surgery ; Fistula/diagnosis ; Fistula/microbiology ; Fistula/physiopathology ; Fistula/surgery ; Heart Catheterization ; Heart Diseases/diagnosis ; Heart Diseases/microbiology ; Heart Diseases/physiopathology ; Heart Diseases/surgery ; Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation ; Hemodynamics ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Mitral Valve/microbiology ; Mitral Valve/physiopathology ; Mitral Valve/surgery ; Pericardium/transplantation ; Staphylococcus aureus/isolation & purification ; Treatment Outcome
Departments: Katedra za internu medicinu
Katedra za kirurgiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Gašparović, HrvojeUNSPECIFIED
Šmalcelj, AntonUNSPECIFIED
Brida, MargaritaUNSPECIFIED
Date: October 2009
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020 12:05
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URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/889

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