Ventricular Standstill in a Patient with Infective Endocarditis
Medical Center of Trinity
infective endocarditis, staphylococcus aureus, abscess, ventricular standstill, intravenous drug use, intravenous substance abuse
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine
Infective endocarditis can be associated with myocardial abscesses. Staphylococcus aureus is most often the causative organism. Myocardial abscesses can lead to conduction abnormalities. Ventricular standstill is a rare electrophysiological phenomenon where atrial activity exists without ventricular activity. We report a case of aortic valve endocarditis with associated interventricular septum abscess. A new VSD developed. The patient also experienced episodes of ventricular standstill, requiring transcutaneous pacing
Publisher or Conference
Annals of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Stepman G, Patel JK, Kamath S, Brea F, Kunhardt R. Ventricular Standstill in a Patient with Infective Endocarditis. Ann Cardiol Cardiovasc Med. 2021;5(1):1045.