Title

Septic coronary artery embolism treated with aspiration thrombectomy: case report and review of literature

Author Department

Medicine

Document Type

Article, Peer-reviewed

Publication Date

8-2014

Abstract

Coronary embolization is a potentially fatal sequela of endocarditis. We report a case of Candida endocarditis with septic embolism to the left anterior descending coronary artery. This embolism was successfully treated with aspiration thrombectomy followed by balloon angioplasty. The treatment of acute coronary syndrome in the presence of septic embolism is controversial. Aspiration thrombectomy has been performed in this situation before, and it appears to be safer and more feasible than is thrombolysis or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty.

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