Annals of Case Reports and Clinical Studies | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Tricuspid Valve Infective Endocarditis and Septic Emboli in Drug Addicts: Case Report

Sahar S Abdelmoneim*

Division of Internal Medicine, Larkin Palm Spring Community Hospital, Hialeah, Florida, USA, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine -Assiut University Hospitals, Assiut -Egypt

*Correspondence to: Sahar S Abdelmoneim 

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We herein present a case of a 33-year-old woman with Intravenous Drug Use (IVDU) presenting with multiple septic emboli as a result of acute Infective Endocarditis (IE) with large vegetations involving the Tricuspid Valve (TV) cusps. Such presentation may cause severe complications that may be life-threatening. The present case stands out for reinforcing the high virulence of IE pathogens, demonstrated by the systemic embolism and severe valve deterioration. It also emphasizes the importance of a coordinated multidisciplinary management between different specialties from cardiology, infectious disease, and cardiothoracic surgery to address all these challenges related to IE in this group of IVDU. Current recommendations endorse combined therapy of intensive antibiotic regimen, surgical or novel percutaneous intervention when certain criteria is satisfied in complicated cases of infective endocarditis.


Intravenous Drug Use; Infective Endocarditis; Tricuspid Valve


Manuel Gonzalez Cruz, Sahar S Abdelmoneim, Hamlet Monteagudo, Madeleidis Lopez Leon, Sandy Espinosa Hernandez, Milenis Lopez Leon, etal.Tricuspid Valve Infective Endocarditis and Septic Emboli in Drug Addicts: Case Report.Ann Case Rep Clin Stud. 2023;2(1):1-9.