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A Misinterpreted Case of Aorta Prosthesis Endocarditis: Remember The Phenomenon of Microbubbles

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A 17-year-old male with a history of newly implanted mechanical valve at the aortic position, presented with fever, rigors, and painful cutaneous abscesses on his lower extremities and was suspected for infective endocarditis. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed a vegetation-like structure following the movement of the mechanical heart valve (MHV), which eventually proved to be a product of degassing microbubbles (MB).
Original languageEnglish
JournalEchocardiography
Volume30
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)E188-E191
ISSN0742-2822
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Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2013

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