International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Case Report, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 5 Issue: 2

Septic Embolization from Aortic Valve Endocarditis Presenting as Acute Stemi

Hussain Ibrahim1*, Nashmia Riaz1, Henry Shwartz2 and Jorgelina de Sanctis3
1Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
2Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
3Spectrum Health Medical Group, Michigan, USA
Corresponding author : Hussain Ibrahim
Internal Medicine Residency Office, 25 Michigan St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Tel: (616) 881 2280
Received: July 05, 2015 Accepted: March 22, 2016 Published: March 29, 2016
Citation: Ibrahim H, Riaz N, Shwartz H, de Sanctis J (2016) Septic Embolization from Aortic Valve Endocarditis Presenting as Acute Stemi. Int J Cardiovasc Res 5:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000261


Embolic events are a well-documented complication of bacterial endocarditis. Coronary artery septic emboli are a much less common manifestation of endocarditis, and can very rarely present as a myocardial infarction (MI) [1]. Though no consensus exists on the best management for these patients, conventional reperfusion strategies often prevail in light of the time constraints surrounding an acute MI [2]. Here we present the case of a septic coronary embolism in a patient with undiagnosed endocarditis who presented with an acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and the subsequent management.

Keywords: Septic Embolization, Aortic Valve Endocarditis, Acute Stemi

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