Randi E Durden, Joseph W Turek, Benjamin E Reinking, Manish Bansal
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, The University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, lowa, USA
Acquired intracardiac left-to-right shunts are rare occurrences. Chest trauma and myocardial infection are well-known causes of acquired ventricular septal defect (VSD). There have been several case reports describing left ventricle to right atrium shunt after infective endocarditis (IE). We present here a patient found to have an acquired VSD secondary to IE of the aortic and tricuspid valves in the setting of a known bicuspid aortic valve. This is the first case reported of acquired VSD in a pediatric patient in the setting of IE along with literature review of acquired left-to-right shunts.
Dr. Randi E Durden
200 Hawkins Drive, BT 1010-2, Iowa City, IA 52242
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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