Fatal infective endocarditis in a young adult with persistent truncus arteriosus and a bicuspid truncal valve

Richard Eisen, David H. Ingbar, Henry S. Cabin

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Abstract

Persistent truncus arteriosus (TA) is usually fatal in infancy or early childhood. Almost all survivors beyond early childhood have severe elevation in pulmonary vascular resistance or have undergone a corrective surgical procedure.1 Although infective endocarditis is associated with a variety of congenital cardiac abnormalities, it has rarely been reported with TA and has not been reported as a cause of death in any such patient.2 Herein, we report a patient with TA who survived to age 19 years and died from infective endocarditis on a bicuspid truncal valve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)654-655
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume58
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 1986

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