Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 100--102

Acquired ventricular septal defect due to infective endocarditis


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

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Dr. Randi E Durden
200 Hawkins Drive, BT 1010-2, Iowa City, IA 52242
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.


How to cite this article:
Durden RE, Turek JW, Reinking BE, Bansal M. Acquired ventricular septal defect due to infective endocarditis.Ann Pediatr Card 2018;11:100-102


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Durden RE, Turek JW, Reinking BE, Bansal M. Acquired ventricular septal defect due to infective endocarditis. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Oct 19 ];11:100-102
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