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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 483067, 3 pages
Case Report

A Spiral in the Heart: Mitral Valve Endocarditis with Unusual Vegetation Shape Potentially Affecting Effectiveness of Antibiotic Therapy

Cardiology Unit, S. Maria Annunziata Hospital, 50012 Florence, Italy

Received 24 July 2015; Accepted 15 October 2015

Academic Editor: Hiroaki Kitaoka

Copyright © 2015 Veronica Fibbi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Movie 1: Transthoracic ecochardiography . Apical four chambers view showing a mass attached to a prolapsing posterior mitral leaflet.

Movie 2: Transesophageal echocardiography. Mid-esophageal view showing a spiral-like endocarditic vegetation.

Movie 3: Transesophageal echocardiography. Color Doppler imaging showing high turbulence within the vegetation.

Movie 4: Transesophageal echocardiography. Color Doppler imaging showing severe mitral regurgitation.

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