Histoplasma Endocarditis Diagnosed by Thrombus Aspiration Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • October 2018