Staphylococcus Aureus Infective Endocarditis: JACC Patient Pathways

Julia Grapsa, Christopher Blauth, Y. S. Chandrashekhar, Bernard Prendergast, Blair Erb, Michael Mack, Valentin Fuster

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Abstract

A 19-year-old female patient presented with Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis, with suspected subdural brain hemorrhage, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, and septic renal as well as spleen infarcts. The patient had extensive vegetations on the mitral and tricuspid valves and underwent urgent mitral and tricuspid repair. This paper discusses the clinical case and current evidence regarding the management and treatment of Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-99
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • bacteremia
  • complications
  • infective endocarditis
  • staphylococcus aureus
  • surgery

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