Mitral Valve Aneurysm
A 22-year-old man had infective endocarditis and an aneurysm of the anterior mitral leaflet. Blood cultures grew Streptococcus viridans, and the patient was successfully treated with high-dose intravenous penicillin. A transthoracic echocardiogram demonstrating the aneurysm is presented.
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