This brief report presents a patient with fungal endocarditis involving the suture location in the ascending aorta after aortotomy to replace a stenotic aortic valve. It emphasizes the importance of expanding the diagnostic investigation for endocarditis beyond the prosthesis, which was normal in this case. It also reiterates the value of transesophageal echocardiography during the evaluation of prosthetic valves and reminds the echocardiographer to visualize the aortotomy site carefully.
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 2000|
- Prosthetic valve
- Transesophageal echocardiography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine