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Tricuspid Valve Infective Endocarditis

  • Narain Moorjani
  • Bushra S. Rana
  • Francis C. Wells
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Abstract

A 28 year-old gentleman presented with a 6-week history of fever, night sweats and some dyspnoea on exertion. He had no previous history of rheumatic fever but was an intravenous drug abuser. Clinical examination revealed a pyrexia of 38.7 °C and a pan-systolic murmur. Blood cultures isolated Staphylococcus aureus, associated with a raised white blood cell count (19,200/μL) and C-reactive protein (245 mg/dL).

Keywords

Infective endocarditis Vegetation Leaflet reconstruction Autologous pericardium Bovine pericardium Tricuspid regurgitation Tricuspid valve replacement Bacteraemia Embolisation Leaflet resection Intra-venous drug abuser (IVDA) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narain Moorjani
    • 1
  • Bushra S. Rana
    • 2
  • Francis C. Wells
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryRoyal Papworth HospitalCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyRoyal Papworth HospitalCambridgeUK

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