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International Journal of Cardiology Sciences

Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

Infective endocarditis-endarteritis complicating asymptomatic aortic coarctation with a pseudocoarctation in an adult: A case report

Author(s):

Bel Houssine Houda, Louizi Wafaa, Rami Hasnae, Zarzur Jamila, Cherti Mohamed

Abstract:

Coarctation of the aorta is an obstructive aortic lesion that causes secondary hypertension. Diagnosis is sometimes difficult because patients could present no other symptom. Aortic coarctation determines a favorable anatomical condition for the development of endocarditis-endarteritis due to the presence of an alteration in blood flow dynamics that favors the appearance of endothelial damage and the adhesion of microorganisms. We present a case of a patient affected with a previously unknown aortic coarctation with high blood pressure, who developed infective endocarditis-endarteritis. The Physical examination and echocardiography clinical established the diagnosis. This case report underlines the importance of a complete echocardiography that includes the suprasternal view especially in young patients with a history of hypertension.

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International Journal of Cardiology Sciences
How to cite this article:
Bel Houssine Houda, Louizi Wafaa, Rami Hasnae, Zarzur Jamila, Cherti Mohamed. Infective endocarditis-endarteritis complicating asymptomatic aortic coarctation with a pseudocoarctation in an adult: A case report. Int. J. Cardiol. Sci. 2021;3(1):05-07. DOI: 10.33545/26649020.2021.v3.i1a.14