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Abstract - Quadricuspid Aortic Valve as Infective Endocarditis's Risk Factor
Yahya Islamoglu, Cansu Tokat, Sumeyra Uysal

Quardicuspid Aortic Valve as Risk Factor for Infective Endocarditis

Yahya Islamoglu1, Cansu Tokat2, Sumeyra Uysal3

1Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Diyarbakir, Turkey

2Uludag University Faculty of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey

3Düzce University Faculty of Medicine, Düzce, Turkey



Quadricuspid aortic valve, an infective endocarditis’s risk factor, has the property inborn aortic valve disease but disease development not up to enough understood. Infective endocarditis is together with 1, 4% of the cases. Aortic regurgitation may be seen together and transesophageal echocardiography is important for these patients because of diagnosis. Our case, a thirty nine years old woman, was asymptomatic quadricuspid aortic valve with aort valve regurgitation and we diagnosed via transesophageal echocardiography. We recommended antibiotic prophylaxis and annual follow to the patient. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2018; 8(1):30-32

Keywords: Aortic regurgitation, infective endocarditis, quadricuspid aortic valve


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