Myocardial abscess: a rare complication of valvular endocarditis demonstrated by 3D contrast echocardiography.
Summary of "Myocardial abscess: a rare complication of valvular endocarditis demonstrated by 3D contrast echocardiography."
Myocardial abscess is a rare and often fatal complication of valvular endocarditis. We present a case of a patient with aortic valve endocarditis whose post-operative course was complicated by a large left ventricular abscess. The spatial location of the defect was difficult to assess with 2D transthoracic echocardiography (TTE); however, real-time 3D contrast TTE allowed us to visualize the full extent of the defect and its precise anatomical location, prior to successful surgical resection.
Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, King's College Hospital, London SE5 9RS, UK.
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- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20667849
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejechocard/jeq090
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