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[Successful mitral valve replacement for infective endocarditis in pregnancy].

Authors
  • Souma, T
  • Yokosawa, T
  • Iwamatsu, T
  • Irisawa, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
[Zasshi] [Journal]. Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1990
Volume
38
Issue
6
Pages
1035–1038
Identifiers
PMID: 2204663
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 27 weeks' pregnant women exhibited infective endocarditis due to alpha-streptococcus. As echocardiography showed vegetations on both mitral leaflets, cesarean section was performed at 35 weeks' gestation and a healthy male infant weighing 2,430 g was delivered. Antibiotic therapy was continued for fever after the cesarean section but macrohematuria and Osler's nodes developed. Emergency mitral valve replacement was performed successfully despite the presence of active infective endocarditis. She was discharged after completion of a 10-week course of antibiotic therapy.

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