Patent Ductus Arteriosus Endocarditis
This patient presented with fever and sepsis and was found to have a previously undetected patent ductus arteriosus and a mobile vegetation attached to the pulmonary artery wall. This case highlights the importance of physical examination and echocardiogram to discover underlying condition of endocarditis.
KeywordsPatent ductus arteriosus Endocarditis Staph aureous bacterimia
TTE PSAX view, shows PDA (AVI 5750 kb)
TEE high esophageal clearly shows PDA (AVI 418 kb)
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