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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 1 January 2015 > CASE REPORT > A Fatal Case of Endocarditis on CoreValve ReValving System Caused by Enterococcus faecium Complicated by Iatrogenic Pancytopenia and Subacute Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

A Fatal Case of Endocarditis on CoreValve ReValving System Caused by Enterococcus faecium Complicated by Iatrogenic Pancytopenia and Subacute Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Giovanni Cimmino, Giovanni Ciccarelli, Marco Golino, Chiara D’Amico, Paolo Golino

Department of CardioThoracic and Respiratory Sciences, Second University of Naples, AORN Sant’Anna and San Sebastiano Hospital, Caserta, Italy

During the past few years, a new and attractive approach - transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) - has been developed for patients who are symptomatic of aortic stenosis and, due to the high expected operative risk, would not be otherwise treated. Unfortunately, TAVI can result in endocarditis of the percutaneously implanted valve that may present atypically and cause delays in diagnosis and treatment. 

Herein, the case is described of a 79-year-old female affected by endocarditis on aortic valve percutaneously implanted caused by Enterococcus faecium, complicated by iatrogenic pancytopenia and subacute disseminated intravascular coagulation, that proved fatal at six months after TAVI.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:130-132


A Fatal Case of Endocarditis on CoreValve ReValving System Caused by Enterococcus faecium Complicated by Iatrogenic Pancytopenia and Subacute Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

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