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

Volume 2, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



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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