Infective endocarditis or myxoma? Description of a patient with new diagnosis of congestive heart failure

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2012.132

Authors

  • Marzia Testa SCDU Geriatria e Malattie Metaboliche dell’Osso, Torino, Italy.
  • Enrico Lombardo Cardiovascular Rehabilitation-Heart Failure Unit, Ospedale SS Trinità Fossano, Italy.
  • Enrico Avogadri SCDU Geriatria e Malattie Metaboliche dell’Osso, Torino, Italy.
  • Marco Agostini Cardiosurgery Division, Ospedale S. Croce-Carle Cuneo, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Forte Pathology Service, Ospedale S. Croce-Carle Cuneo, Italy.
  • Salvatore Piccolo Cardiovascular Rehabilitation-Heart Failure Unit, Ospedale SS Trinità Fossano, Italy.
  • Mauro Feola | m_feola@virgilio.it Cardiovascular Rehabilitation-Heart Failure Unit, Ospedale SS Trinità Fossano, Italy.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Infective endocarditis (IE) is an inflammatory disease which interests heart endothelium and mostly heart valves. IE is not a uniform disease, but presents in a variety of different forms that makes the diagnosis difficult. Echocardiography is a crucial diagnostic tool for the diagnosis, especially in those patients who have no typical symptoms as in the case here presented, in which the possibility of a myxoma was also considered.

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2015-12-01
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Keywords:
infective endocarditis, myxoma, intracardiac mass, echocardiography.
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Testa, Marzia, Enrico Lombardo, Enrico Avogadri, Marco Agostini, Giuseppe Forte, Salvatore Piccolo, and Mauro Feola. 2015. “Infective Endocarditis or Myxoma? Description of a Patient With New Diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 78 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2012.132.

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