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Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections

The Last Course

Case Study #2

Slide 16

September 2011

Well, about a year later, she returns. She developed shortness of breath and came to see her physician. She had an ECHO cardiogram which was able to look at the heart valves and tissue and revealed that she had stenosis or occlusion of the valve; this was thought to be responsible for the shortness of breath that she was having. So they decided they would take her to the operating room and they saw something on the ECHO cardiogram that looked like a blood clot in the valve and they said, “We will go in and we will remove this porcine valve and replace it.” And that was in April of 2006.

Case Study #2


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