International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Case Report, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Aorto-Cavitary Fistulae to Streptococcal Endocarditis

M Nadeem Attar*, Andrew Duncan and David H Roberts
Department of Cardiology, Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 8NR, UK
Corresponding author : M Nadeem Attar
28, St. Francis Close, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9WJ, UK
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: April 19, 2013 Accepted: May 20, 2013 Published: May 30, 2013
Citation: Attar MN, Duncan A, Roberts DH (2013) Aorto-Cavitary Fistulae Secondary to Streptococcal Endocarditis. Int J Cardiovasc Res 2:3. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000129


Aorto-Cavitary Fistulae Secondary to Streptococcal Endocarditis

Multiple aorto cavitary fistulae formation is a very rare and extremely serious complication of infective endocarditis (IE). We report a case of native aortic valve IE complicated by perivalvular abscess leading to formation of fistulae to the right atrium and right ventricle. It was successfully treated by early cardiac surgery.

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