Ann Cardiol Cardiovasc Med | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access
Gauthier Stepman1*, Jinal K Patel1, Shiwani Kamath1, Francisco Brea1 and Rene Kunhardt2
1Department of Internal Medicine, HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine GME: Medical Center of
2Department of Cardiology, HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine GME: Medical Center of Trinity,
*Correspondance to: Gauthier StepmanFulltext PDF
Infective endocarditis can be associated with myocardial abscesses. Staphylococcus aureus is most often the causative organism. Myocardial abscesses can lead to conduction abnormalities. Ventricular standstill is a rare electrophysiological phenomenon where atrial activity exists without ventricular activity. We report a case of aortic valve endocarditis with associated interventricular
septum abscess. A new VSD developed. The patient also experienced episodes of ventricular standstill, requiring transcutaneous pacing.
Stepman G, Patel JK, Kamath S, Brea F, Kunhardt R. Ventricular Standstill in a Patient with Infective Endocarditis. Ann Cardiol Cardiovasc Med. 2021;5(1):1045..