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You are here: Contents > 2017 > Volume 26 Number 2 March 2017 > CASE REPORTS > Satellite Atrial Septal Vegetations Secondary to Mitral Valve Endocarditis

Satellite Atrial Septal Vegetations Secondary to Mitral Valve Endocarditis

Germán Cedielq1,2, Marta Guillen Marzo1, Ramón de Castro Aritmendiz1, Jairo Toro Gil1, Alfredo Bardají1

1Department of Cardiology, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain
2Electronic correspondence: gecediel@yahoo.com

Infective endocarditis is a challenging clinical problem with a high rate of mortality. Early recognition of this disease, and especially its complications, remain a critical task for the cardiologist. In this scenario, atrial endocarditis is a rare and sometimes unrecognized complication of mitral valve endocarditis. Herein is reported a clinical case that shows how a satellite vegetation in the atrial septum can be produced in a patient with mitral regurgitation secondary to mitral valve endocarditis.


Video 1: Transthoracic echocardiography showing the presence of vegetation in the posterior mitral leaflet, severe secondary mitral regurgitation, and satellite vegetation in the atrial septum.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2017;26:224-225


Satellite Atrial Septal Vegetations Secondary to Mitral Valve Endocarditis

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