Patent Ductus Arteriosus Endocarditis

  • Atooshe Rohani
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)


This patient presented with fever and sepsis and was found to have a previously undetected patent ductus arteriosus and a mobile vegetation attached to the pulmonary artery wall. This case highlights the importance of physical examination and echocardiogram to discover underlying condition of endocarditis.


Patent ductus arteriosus Endocarditis Staph aureous bacterimia 

Supplementary material

Movie 40.1

TTE PSAX view, shows PDA (AVI 5750 kb)

Movie 40.2

TEE high esophageal clearly shows PDA (AVI 418 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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