Official Journal of
East European Branch of
CardiOncology Society
Marcel Pina Ciuffo Almeida, Isabela Bispo Santos da Silva Costa, Maria Carolina Feres de Almeida, Cecília Beatriz Bittencourt Viana Cruz, Stéphanie Itala Rizk, Ludhmila Abrahão Hajjar

Otrzymano/Received: 24.11.2019 . Zaakceptowano/Accepted: 17.12.2019.

Seizure as first manifestation of endocarditis in a patient with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a case report

Seizure as first manifestation of endocarditis in a patient with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a case report OncoReview 2019; 4(36): DOI: 10.24292/01.OR.419171219 DOI: 10.24292/01.OR.419171219
STRESZCZENIE

Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is a potentially overlooked condition that involves the formation of sterile fibrin vegetations on heart valve leaflets in cancer patients. This condition can lead to valvular dysfunction, heart failure and systemic embolization. The pathogenesis depends on hypercoagulable states which are common in malignancy scenarios. Diagnosis requires the presence of valvular vegetations and the absence of infection.

ABSTRACT

Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is a potentially overlooked condition that involves the formation of sterile fibrin vegetations on heart valve leaflets in cancer patients. This condition can lead to valvular dysfunction, heart failure and systemic embolization. The pathogenesis depends on hypercoagulable states which are common in malignancy scenarios. Diagnosis requires the presence of valvular vegetations and the absence of infection.

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