Endocarditis Complicated by Septic Embolic Induced Acute Myocardial Infarction
Author(s): Warner Rintje Postma, Renicus Suffridus Hermanides, George Brandon Bravo Bruinsma, Arnoud Vant Hof
A 58-year old woman with an endocarditis of the aortic valve developed an acute anterior STEMI. Manual thrombus aspiration yields an embolus with a coccoid bacterium. The patient underwent immediate surgery with an aortic bioprosthesis and a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) with a saphenous vein to the distal LAD.