Open Access Case Report Article ID: JCMC-2-116

    Double Valve Infective Endocarditis Presenting with Acute Ischemic Stroke

    Mehmet Ugurlu Bahadir Sarli*, Ahmet Oguz Baktir and Fazilet Sag Erturk

    Infective endocarditis (IE); is an infectious disease which generally develops due to the involvement of cardiac valves, congenital cardiovascular lesions, prosthetic valves and other prosthetic materials by specific microorganisms during transient bacteremia. Despite developments in diagnosis and treatment, high mortality rates make it an important element of our current agenda. Embolic events are common and one of the life-threatening complications of IE; which may result in difficulty in diagnosis as they can imitate other pathological conditions [1,2]. In this report, we present a patient with double valve IE whose first diagnosis was ischemic stroke due to embolic complications of IE.

    Keywords: Infective endocarditis; Aortic valve; Mitral valve; Stroke

    Published on: Sep 14, 2015 Pages: 18-19

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2976.000016
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