Infective endocarditis or myxoma? Description of a patient with new diagnosis of congestive heart failure

Submitted: December 1, 2015
Accepted: December 1, 2015
Published: December 1, 2015
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ABSTRACT: Infective endocarditis (IE) is an inflammatory disease which interests heart endothelium and mostly heart valves. IE is not a uniform disease, but presents in a variety of different forms that makes the diagnosis difficult. Echocardiography is a crucial diagnostic tool for the diagnosis, especially in those patients who have no typical symptoms as in the case here presented, in which the possibility of a myxoma was also considered.

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Testa, Marzia, Enrico Lombardo, Enrico Avogadri, Marco Agostini, Giuseppe Forte, Salvatore Piccolo, and Mauro Feola. 2015. “Infective Endocarditis or Myxoma? Description of a Patient With New Diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 78 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2012.132.

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