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Staphylococcal aortic valve endocarditis with aortic root to right atrial fistula.
  1. K. M. De Cock,
  2. J. R. Rees

    Abstract

    Infective endocarditis can be complicated by the development of intra-cardiac shunts. A case of endocarditis secondary to staphylococcal septicaemia is reported where various conduction defects preceded the development of a fistula from the aortic root to the right atrium. Before emergency surgery there was marked worsening of heart failure with the appearance of a new loud murmur throughout diastole.

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