Readers ’ Comments: Aspirin and/or Other Antiplatelet Agents for the Prevention of Infective Endocarditis

Infective endocarditis (IE) is a relatively rare disease with frequent fatal outcome and devastating morbidity, with a long “intubation” period, in the sense that patients harboring IE-predisposing factors (congenital and rheumatic or other acquired heart diseases with valvular abnormalities, implanted artificial and biological valves and cardiac electronic devices, etc) may develop the disease decades after exposure to such factors. Antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) is recommended prior to invasive procedures (e.g.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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Abstract Background and Objectives: Infective endocarditis in the pulmonary position is a rare disease. Isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis is extremely rare. The aim of our study was to assess patients who were treated surgically for pulmonary endocarditis at our institution from January 2003 to December 2017. Materials and Methods: We analyze eight cases of infectious endocarditis in pulmonary position out of 293 patients who were operated for infective endocarditis (2.7%, 8/293). Only two of these eight patients were not related to congenital heart malformation. They were followed for early and late mortality...
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough rare, tricuspid endocarditis is not exceptional and occurs in a context that favors. The operative indication is rarely hemodynamic, but rather infectious to eradicate an antibiotic resistant focus. Overall prognosis of remains better than the left side.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Infective endocarditis due to Escherichia coli is a rare disease but is increasing in frequency, especially among older women. In addition, its mortality rate is higher than that of endocarditis due to the HACEK-...
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare disease with high mortality. Right-sided IE accounts for 5 –10% of cases of IE. The tricuspid valve is most commonly affected, oppositely in coronary sinus (CS). The diagno...
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Based on current knowledge concerning heart valve reconstructions and institutional experience, we conclude that infected mitral valve in children should be primarily repaired; nevertheless, the Melody valve could be reasonably con-sidered as a mitral prosthesis in such conditions. PMID: 28541598 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Kardiologia Polska - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Based on actual knowledge concerning heart valves reconstructions and institutional experience we conclude that infected mitral valve in children should be primary repaired, nevertheless Melody valve could be reasonable considered as a mitral prosthesis in such conditions. PMID: 28541598 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Polish Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION A rare disease, Aggregatibacter aphrophilus infective endocarditis was successfully treated with surgical repair and appropriate antibiotic therapy. To avoid misdiagnosis, br-PCR testing should be performed in patients with blood culture-negative endocarditis.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We report a case of coronary sinus ostial atresia with unroofed coronary sinus syndrome in a previously healthy woman who presented with infective endocarditis. PMID: 28054906 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Heart Surgery Forum - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Heart Surg Forum Source Type: research
Conclusion: Repair of aneurysms in children is feasible and yields good midterm results. Management is usually individual and tailored to each case. Finding the suitable conduit is a challenge, and autogenous veins are preferred whenever available.
Source: Annals of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
We report the case of a 6-year-old girl who had dyspnea over the four months before consultation, complicated three months later by hemoptysis. She was diagnosed with subacute bacterial endocarditis secondary to group D Streptococcus, developed upon a ventricular septal defect. Two weeks later, the child had sudden chest pain and tachypnea. Lung scintigraphy showed multiple pulmonary embolisms. The therapeutic approach was to continue antibiotics without anticoagulant treatment. The outcome was favorable with apyrexia and stabilization on the respiratory level. Pulmonary embolism is a rare disease in children with an incid...
Source: Archives de Pediatrie - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Arch Pediatr Source Type: research
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