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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2009 Vol.10 No.3 P.230-232

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.B0820229


Aorta-to-right atrium fistula, an unusual complication of endocarditis


Author(s):  Miao-yan CHEN, Dan-dan ZHONG, Zhi-qiang YING

Affiliation(s):  Department of Internal Medicine; more

Corresponding email(s):   zjhzyzq@sina.com

Key Words:  Infective endocarditis (IE), Aorta-to-right atrium fistula, Echocardiography


Miao-yan CHEN, Dan-dan ZHONG, Zhi-qiang YING. Aorta-to-right atrium fistula, an unusual complication of endocarditis[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2009, 10(3): 230-232.

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Abstract: 
infective endocarditis (IE) remains a serious disease. aorta-to-right atrium fistula is a rare but very serious complication of IE and predicts a higher mortality. This report describes a 50-year-old man with endocarditis, vegetation, perforation of noncoronary sinus, and formation of two aorta-to-right atrium fistulas with native valves detected by transthoracic echocardiography. This disease is lethal despite developments in cardiac imaging and antibacterial therapy. Early diagnosis, aggressive antibacterial therapy, and surgical treatment may improve the prognosis.

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