oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Infective endocarditis complicating mitral valve prolapse: Successful management with valve replacement in late pregnancy



It is well documented that infectiye endocarditis may complicate mitral prolapse. Prophylactic an tibiotic coyer during pregnancy is indicated for instrumentation and deliyery. A patient with mitral yalye prolapse complicated by infectiye endocarditis during pregnancy is presented. Uncontrolled infection resulted in emergency mitral yalye replacement with a 31 mm 8t Jude mechanical prosthesis at 32 weeks' gestation. The diagnosis and management of this unique patient is presented.


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