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