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Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Print version ISSN 0066-782X
VEIGA, Viviane Cordeiro et al. Eustachian valve endocarditis. Arq. Bras. Cardiol. [online]. 2007, vol.88, n.4, pp. e79-e80. ISSN 0066-782X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0066-782X2007000400025.
Eustachian valve endocarditis is a rare condition that affects mostly injectable drug users and patients using pacemakers or central venous catheter. We describe the case of a patient who underwent myocardial revascularization with extracorporeal circulation and who presented Eustachian valve endocarditis in the postoperative period, diagnosed by echocardiogram. The blood culture identified Klebsiella pneumoniae. He received appropriate antibiotic therapy and presented resolution of the condition within four weeks.
Keywords : Endocarditis; Eustachian valve; heart valves.