Rare case of infective endocarditis involving mitral annular calcification leading to hemopericardium and sudden cardiac death: a case report.
Cardiovasc Pathol 2017 Dec 5;33:16-18. Epub 2017 Dec 5.
McMaster University, McMaster University Medical Centre, 1200 Main St. West, Hamilton, ON, L8Z 3N5, Canada; Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton General Hospital, 237 Barton St. East, Hamilton, ON, L8L 2X2, Canada.
We present a unique case of a 76-year-old female who had sudden cardiac death due to hemopericardium. Post mortem examination revealed infective endocarditis(IE) superimposing on mitral annulus calcification(MAC) leading to abscess formation, epicardial fistulation and hemopericardium. MAC is currently considered a relatively benign condition of the elderly , however evidence suggests there are severe consequences when these patients develop IE. Read More