Eustachian valve endocarditis: Is it worth searching for?

  title={Eustachian valve endocarditis: Is it worth searching for?},
  author={Jos{\'e} Alberto San Rom{\'a}n and Isidre Vilacosta and Cristina Sarri{\'a} and Isabel Garcimart{\'i}n and Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Roll{\'a}n and Francisco Fernandez-Aviles},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={142 6},
BACKGROUND Only a few cases of eustachian valve endocarditis have been reported. Whether the eustachian valve is an uncommon site for a vegetation to be attached or whether the disease is missed because a systematic approach to this valve is not routinely performed in the search for vegetations is not known. METHODS Every patient suspected of having endocarditis undergoes a specific approach, which includes a systematic study of the eustachian valve. In 10 patients with large valves but… CONTINUE READING