Timing of Surgery for Fungal Infective Endocarditis


  • Changhua Chen Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan, Province of China
  • Ching-Hui Huang Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan, Province of China
  • Ying-Chen Chen Division of Cardiovascular surgery, Department of Surgery, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan, Province of China




Fungal endocarditis rarely occurs and is difficult to treat. Taguchi et al described that a 55-year-old man, who developed severe mitral regurgitation with persistent fungal infective endocarditis (IE) 8 months after coronary artery bypass grafting, was cured with mitral valve replacement via the anterolateral right thoracotomy without cross-clamping method [Taguchi 2016].


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How to Cite

Chen, C., Huang, C.-H., & Chen, Y.-C. (2017). Timing of Surgery for Fungal Infective Endocarditis. The Heart Surgery Forum, 20(4), E129-E131. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1750