ARTHUR J. ANTENUCCI, M.D., F.A.C.P.; G. F. ECKHARDT, M.D.
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The purpose of this paper is to present two interesting cases of congenital heart disease terminating fatally with the development of bacterial endocarditis. The first case, that of bacterial endocarditis superimposed on a bicuspid aortic valve, illustrates the devastating effects produced by this combination of lesions; the second, that of bacterial endocarditis superimposed on the margins of a ventricular septal defect, presents the exceedingly rare situation of an acquired complete auriculo-ventricular dissociation related to the endocarditis.
Case 1. A 36-year-old white man, prematurely gray, was admitted to the medical service of the Roosevelt Hospital on January 21, 1940,
ANTENUCCI AJ, ECKHARDT GF. BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS AND CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE (WITH REPORT OF TWO CASES)1. Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:511–518. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-3-511
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(3):511-518.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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