ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Multivalvular Infective Endocarditis in An Adult With Tetralogy of Fallot
İrfan Barutçu, Muhsin Türkmen, Ali Metin Esen, Osman Karakaya, Mustafa Sağlam
Department of Cardiology, Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, İstanbul
Right-sided infective endocarditis is rarely described in the absence of intravenous drug addiction, use of intracardiac catheters, or concomitant cardiac abnormalities. Herein, we report a case of infective endocarditis involving more than one valve in a 47-year-old man with tetralogy of Fallot. Echocardiographic examination showed a vegetation involving the tricuspid valve and two vegetations involving the bifurcation of the pulmonary artery. Despite antibiotic therapy for six weeks, the vegetations did not significantly change in size. The patient refused surgical intervention.
Keywords : Endocarditis, bacterial/ultrasonography; heart valve diseases/microbiology; pulmonary valve; tetralogy of Fallot tricuspid valve; staphylococcal infections/ultrasonography
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