Myocardial abscess: a rare complication of valvular endocarditis demonstrated by 3D contrast echocardiography

Nicola Walker, Amit Bhan, Jatin Desai, Mark J. Monaghan

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E37 - U16
JournalEuropean Journal of Echocardiography
Volume11
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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