Histoplasma Endocarditis Diagnosed by Thrombus Aspiration
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Negative cultures in endocarditis often lead to delays in targeted life-saving therapies. We present the case of a 68-year-old man who presented with culture-negative endocarditis, which was complicated by coronary embolization resulting in anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Aspiration thrombectomy led to the diagnosis of fungal endocarditis, one of the most serious causes of culture-negative presentation.
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