Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis involving all four cardiac valves

Sachiko Kawada, Mitsuhito Kuriyama, Yasuhiro Kotani, Shou Tsushima, Atsushi Tanabe, Yukio Kioka

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Abstract

This report describes a case of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis caused by Waldenström macroglobulinemia, with diffuse endocardial lesions and involvement of all 4 cardiac valves. A 77-year-old man presented with heart failure due to severe regurgitation of all 4 cardiac valves; surgical repair using bioprosthetic valves was indicated. A pathological study revealed fibrin-triggered thrombus formation that confirmed the diagnosis of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis. In cases of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis, the underlying cause should be investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-46
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Heart valve prosthesis implantation
  • Heart valves
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombosis
  • Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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