Myocardial ischaemia as a result of external coronary compression from infective aortic root aneurysm: atypical presentation of prosthetic valve endocarditis.
Echo Res Pract 2018 Jun 11;5(2):K35-K40. Epub 2018 Apr 11.
Cardiology Department, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, UK.
SummaryThis case describes an unusual presentation of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE): an acute coronary syndrome. A 67-year-old male presented with cardiac sounding chest pain on a background of a short history of night sweats, weight loss and general malaise. Four months previously, he had undergone bio-prosthetic aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis and single vessel bypass grafting of the obtuse marginal. Read More