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      Mycotic Aneurysms of Aortic Root and Aorta-to-Left Atrial Fistula Complicating Bicuspid Aortic Valve Endocarditis

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          Unlike root abscess, fistula formation is quite uncommon in aortic valve endocarditis. In this report, we describe a patientwith subacute bicuspid aortic valve endocarditis complicated by aortic insufficiency, mycotic aneurysms of the aortic root and fistulous communication between the aorta and the left atrium and his recovery upon surgical treatment.

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          This study sought to determine the clinical and echocardiographic features, surgical approach, and outcome of patients with infective endocarditis complicated with aortocardiac fistulas among a series of 346 consecutive cases between 1988 and 1998. Nine patients (2%) were found to have aortocardiac fistulas complicating infective endocarditis caused by highly pyogenic pathogens (4 patients had ruptured abscesses of the right sinus of Valsalva, 3 had fistulous communications from the left coronary sinus, and 1 had a fistulized abscess in the noncoronary sinus). Mortality in these patients was very high (55%), even when surgery was attempted early in the course of the disease and reconstructive procedures were implemented.
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                S. Karger AG
                February 2006
                10 February 2006
                : 105
                : 2
                : 110-112
                Department of Cardiology, Ege University Medical School, İzmir, Turkey
                90203 Cardiology 2006;105:110–112
                © 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel

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