Infectious endocarditis with systemic septic embolization as a rare complication of cardiac catheterization

Sasanka Jayasuriya, Mohammad Reza Movahed

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e17-e20
JournalExperimental and Clinical Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 22 2009



  • Bacteremia
  • CVA, diagnostic angiogarphy
  • Complication
  • Infection
  • Sepsis
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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