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Evolution of aortitis after cardiac catheterisation
  1. J Barbetseas,
  2. E Vavouranakis,
  3. C Stefanadis

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A 65 year old man with severe aortic stenosis presented with high fever and chills, two weeks after cardiac catheterisation. Staphylococcus epidermidis was isolated in blood cultures. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) revealed a large mobile vegetation, 13 mm in size, attached on the aortic wall above the origin of the left main coronary artery (panels A and B). The patient was managed with antibiotics according …

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