Mechanical Valve Replacement for Congenital Heart Disease Complicated by Native Pulmonary Valve Endocarditis: A Case Report and Literature Review

  • Qing Wang Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  • Yan Gao Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  • Wang Xi Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  • Hua Shen Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  • Jing Wang Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  • Jian Xiao Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  • Zhinong Wang Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China

Abstract

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common risk factors for infective endocarditis. However, it is rare to find a CHD patient complicated by isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis. Here, we report an adult patient with congenital heart disease complicated by native pulmonary valve endocarditis who underwent a mechanical valve replacement. We also review previous literature to examine key points in the treatment of such patients.

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Published
2018-03-07
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Articles

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