oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Infective endocarditis complicating mitral valve prolapse: Successful management with valve replacement in late pregnancy
|Article Title||Infective endocarditis complicating mitral valve prolapse: Successful management with valve replacement in late pregnancy|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Author||P. M. Knott-Craig, C. J., Przybojewski, J. Z., Hunter, J. & Barnard|
|Publication Date||Nov 1991|
|Pages||164 - 166|
|Keyword(s)||Antibiotic, Case report, Infection and 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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