Infective endocarditis during pregnancy: case report

Brian Nyawo, R. F. Shoaib, K. Evemy, Stephen Clark

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Abstract

A 29-year-old woman was transferred at 31 weeks gestation for management of infective endocarditis (IE). Echocardiography demonstrated vegetations on aortic valve and severe mitral regurgitation. Blood cultures were positive for Streptococcus sanguis. Due to impending hemodynamic collapse, a cesarean section was performed followed by aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair with a patch of bovine pericardium. At 10-month review, both mother and baby are doing well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-481
JournalHeart Surgery Forum
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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