A distinctly rare case of Candida endocarditis involving the bioprosthetic pulmonary and the Eustachian valve diagnosed on 3D transesophageal echocardiography

Ahmed K. Pasha, Branden A. Snyder, Tirdad T Zangeneh, Jess L Thompson, Richard E Sobonya, Aiden Abidov

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Abstract

Mini-Abstract We describe a unique case where a 53-year-old man with history of intravenous drug abuse and prior endocarditis presented with fever and chest pain. He was found to have a eustachian valve vegetation and bioprosthetic pulmonary valve vegetation. The causative organism was Candida albicans. In this case, three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography clearly identified the pulmonic valve vegetation which was not well seen on two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-609
Number of pages3
JournalEchocardiography
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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Three-Dimensional Echocardiography
Pulmonary Valve
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Endocarditis
Candida
Echocardiography
Intravenous Substance Abuse
Candida albicans
Chest Pain
Fever
Lung

Keywords

  • eustachian valve
  • TEE
  • tricuspid valve prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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