Infection of a ventricular aneurysm and cardiac mural thrombus. Survival after surgical resection

Frank R. Venezio, James E. Thompson, Henry Sullivan, Ramiah Subramanian, Patricia Ritzman, Rolf M. Gunnar

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Abstract

Infections of cardiac mural thrombi are rare, and because antemortem diagnosis is difficult and antibiotic therapy alone ineffective, the associated mortality has been significant. A patient with gramnegative bacillary infection of a mural thrombus is described. Gallium 67 citrate isotope scanning and two-dimensional echocardiography were helpful adjuncts in establishing the diagnosis. Surgical resection of the infected myocardial tissue and prolonged antimicrobial therapy were necessary for cure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-554
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Volume77
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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  • Medicine(all)

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