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You are here: Contents > 2016 > Volume 25 Number 6 November 2016 > CASE REPORT > Non-Bacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis of Aortic Valve due to Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

Non-Bacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis of Aortic Valve due to Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

Harveen Lamba1,2, Salil Deo1,4, Salah Altarabsheh3, Yakov Elgudin1,2, Allen Markowitz1, Soon Park1

1Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
3Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Queen Alia Heart Institute, Amman, Jordan
4Electronic correspondence: svd14@case.edu

Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare hematological disorder, which may present with cardiac involvement. The case is presented of a 61-year-old male patient with isolated aortic stenosis secondary to non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis and HES. The patient underwent successful aortic valve replacement with a bioprosthesis

 

and remained recurrence-free at the 18-month follow up. A review of the current literature is also presented and cardiac manifestations, clinical presentation and surgical issues in the care of patients with this rare condition are discussed.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2016;25:760-763

Non-Bacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis of Aortic Valve due to Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

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