Fungal endocarditis at the aortotomy site after aortic valve replacement

Vincent L. Sorrell, Theodore C. Koutlas, Christopher Ohl

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-389
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Cardiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2000


  • Aorta
  • Candida
  • Diagnosis
  • Endocarditis
  • Prosthetic valve
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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