Published in Cardiovascular Week, January 11th, 2010
"The presentation with endocarditis is insidious, with negative blood cultures, and oftentimes it is not obvious in diagnostic imaging studies until hemodynamic changes or valve destruction is reached . We report a case of Q fever endocarditis involving the tricuspid and aortic valves and a congenital ventricular septal defect," wrote S. Pagni and colleagues, University of Louisville.
The researchers concluded: "Surgical treatment and distinct aspects of this unusual case are herein described."
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