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Three-dimensional Echocardiographic Evaluation of Infective Endocarditis Aortic Valve Pathology in a COVID-19 Recovered Patient

Tsering Sandup, Subhrashis G Niyogi, Nischitha Gowda

Keywords : Aortic valve replacement, Infective endocarditis, Transesophageal echocardiography

Citation Information : Sandup T, Niyogi SG, Gowda N. Three-dimensional Echocardiographic Evaluation of Infective Endocarditis Aortic Valve Pathology in a COVID-19 Recovered Patient. J Perioper Echocardiogr 2020; 8 (1):12-14.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10034-1111

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 19-05-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


The incidence of nosocomial infective endocarditis (IE) has increased in the last 2 years during the COVID-19 pandemic and the patients might present with overlapping symptoms of heart failure and pneumonia. Simultaneously, COVID-19 is a hypercoagulable disorder that can complicate the postoperative course of a patient undergoing valve replacement. Therefore, the exact pathology of the native valve needs to be evaluated in such patients. We describe a case of a 45-year-old man with a history of non-compressive myelopathy and COVID-19 infection scheduled for aortic valve replacement and subaortic membrane resection. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography was instrumental in defining the aortic valve anatomy that changed the management plan.

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