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Aortic root to left atrium fistula: a rare complication of infective endocarditis in a native aortic valve

  • Vitor Hugo Pereira
  • João Português
  • Lucy Calvo
  • Inocência Machado
  • Olga Azevedo
  • António Lourenço
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Abstract

The image shows a pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa and a fistula between the non-coronary sinus and the left atrium.

Keywords

Infective endocarditis Fistula Left atrium Aorta Transoesophageal echocardiography 

Notes

Conflict of interest

None of the authors have conflict of interest to declare.

Reference

  1. 1.
    Anguera I, Miro JM, Vilacosta I et al (2005) Aorto-cavitary fistulous tract formation in infective endocarditis: clinical and echocardiographic features of 76 cases and risk factors for mortality. Eur Heart J 26(3):288–297PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vitor Hugo Pereira
    • 1
    • 2
  • João Português
    • 1
  • Lucy Calvo
    • 1
  • Inocência Machado
    • 1
  • Olga Azevedo
    • 1
  • António Lourenço
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiology DepartmentAlto Ave Hospital CenterGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health SciencesUniversidade of MinhoBragaPortugal

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