Logo American Journal of Case Reports

Call: 1.631.629.4328
Closed: National Holiday

Contact Us

Logo American Journal of Case Reports Logo American Journal of Case Reports Logo American Journal of Case Reports

14 June 2017 : Case report  USA

Early Detection of Subclinical Aortic Valve Endocarditis with the CardioMEMS Heart Failure System

Unusual clinical course, Unusual setting of medical care, Educational Purpose (only if useful for a systematic review or synthesis)

Sinan Sarsam1ABCDEF*, Georgy Kaspar2EF, Shukri David2CD, Marcel Zughaib1ADE

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.903071

Am J Case Rep 2017; 18:665-668

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The CardioMEMS Heart Failure System is a well validated tool to optimize management of systolic and diastolic heart failure and has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization by 37%. We are reporting a unique case of acute aortic valve insufficiency as a first sign of endocarditis, detected early in a patient with the CardioMEMS device.

CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old man with dual bioprosthetic mitral and aortic valve replacement and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy had a CardioMEMS Heart Failure System implanted 2 months following valve replacement surgery. The CardioMEMS System detected a gradual but steady increase in the pulmonary artery pressures while the patient was completely asymptomatic. A transthoracic echocardiogram demonstrated evidence of severe aortic valve regurgitation and mobile vegetation. The diagnosis of infective endocarditis was made with evidence of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and involvement of the bioprosthetic aortic valve. The patient ultimately underwent treatment with intravenous antibiotics and redo aortic valve replacement.

CONCLUSIONS: While the CardioMEMS Heart Failure System is effective in reducing readmission rates for patients with class III heart failure, it can detect early hemodynamic changes from conditions other than congestive heart failure. Our case illustrated the CardioMEMS-assisted early diagnosis of infective endocarditis prior to clinical deterioration.

Keywords: Endocarditis, Hemodynamics

Add Comment 0 Comments

In Press

Case report  USA

Rapid Progression of Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Mimicking a Postoperative Complication in a Young Wo...

Am J Case Rep In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.942948  

0:00

Case report  Italy

Columella Reconstruction Using a Bilateral Nasolabial Flap: A Case Report

Am J Case Rep In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.943913  

0:00

Case report  USA

Successful Surgical Extraction of an Embolized Iliac Vein Stent from the Right Heart: A Case Report

Am J Case Rep In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.943620  

0:00

Case report  China (mainland)

A Forgotten Double-J Ureteric Stent as the Core of a Bladder Stone: A Case Report and Literature Review

Am J Case Rep In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.943781  

Most Viewed Current Articles

07 Mar 2024 : Case report  USA

Neurocysticercosis Presenting as Migraine in the United States

DOI :10.12659/AJCR.943133

Am J Case Rep 2024; 25:e943133

0:00

10 Jan 2022 : Case report  Germany

A Report on the First 7 Sequential Patients Treated Within the C-Reactive Protein Apheresis in COVID (CACOV...

DOI :10.12659/AJCR.935263

Am J Case Rep 2022; 23:e935263

19 Jul 2022 : Case report  Saudi Arabia

Atlantoaxial Subluxation Secondary to SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Rare Orthopedic Complication from COVID-19

DOI :10.12659/AJCR.936128

Am J Case Rep 2022; 23:e936128

23 Feb 2022 : Case report  USA

Penile Necrosis Associated with Local Intravenous Injection of Cocaine

DOI :10.12659/AJCR.935250

Am J Case Rep 2022; 23:e935250

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923