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


    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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