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Intramyocardial paravalvular abscess after aortic valve replacement

Authors
  • Lutin, Bart
  • Van Belleghem, Yves
  • Devos, Daniel
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Source
Ghent University Institutional Archive
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Language
English
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Abstract

Myocardial abscess is a rare but life-threatening disease with various clinical presentations. We describe the case of a paravalvular abscess distending intramurally 7 years post surgery for aortic valve replacement. Early detection and urgent surgical intervention is essential for this otherwise fatal disease entity.

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