Infective endocarditis, thoracic aortitis, and mycotic aneurysm formation complicating balloon angioplasty of aortic coarctation


Aykan A. C. , Yildiz M. , Ozkan M.

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG, vol.23, no.1, pp.138-140, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951112000479
  • Journal Name: CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-140
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Coarctation of the aorta is a rare congenital anomaly usually accompanying bicuspid aortic valve. Adult patients with aortic coarctation can be managed either with surgery or percutaneously. Here we present a case of percutaneously treated aortic coarctation complicated with infective endocarditis of the aortic valve, thoracic aortitis, and thoracic mycotic aneurysm.