LATE DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS: CLINICAL CASE REPORT

Simona Bėrontaitė, Rugilė Martinaitytė, Vaida Mizarienė, Rūta Dirsienė Abstract Infective endocarditis is a rare but clinically variable and difficult to diagnose disease. Delayed diagnosis of infective endocarditis can lead to total valve damage, which can require surgical treatment. We present a case report of a 36-year-old patient admitted to the hospital because of swelling and…

ANTEROLATERAL PAPILLARY MUSCLE RUPTURE AS A RESULT OF SINGLE-VESSEL CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE WITHOUT MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Aleksejus Zorinas, Donatas Austys, Vilius Janušauskas, Zita Butkienė, Rimantas Stukas, Robertas Stasys Samalavičius, Kęstutis Ručinskas Abstract The rupture of a papillary muscle is usually associated with the previous occurrence of myocardial infarction, but it may have another etiology. The authors of this article have found no reports about anterolateral papillary muscle rupture caused by a…