A case of infectious endocarditis with septic embolization as a rare but potentially fatal complication of cardiac catheterization is described, followed by a detailed review of the literature. Obesity, diabetes, many skin punctures, previous bypass surgery and abnormal valves are predisposing factors for bacteremia following cardiac catheterization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Experimental and Clinical Cardiology|
|State||Published - Sep 22 2009|
- CVA, diagnostic angiogarphy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Physiology (medical)