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Balloon valvuloplasty for fungal endocarditis induced stenosis of a bioprosthetic tricuspid valve.
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PMID:  1703459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Palliative treatment was provided without complications by double balloon valvuloplasty of a stenotic porcine tricuspid valve in a patient with fungal endocarditis. With two 15 mm diameter valvulotomy balloons the peak tricuspid gradient decreased from 21 to 7 mm Hg and valve area increased from 0.3 to 1.2 cm2. After the procedure the patient clinically improved; however, valve replacement was not performed as planned because the patient developed an intracranial hemorrhage. She subsequently died of complications of fungemia. The present report demonstrates the possible use of valvuloplasty as a palliative procedure in selected patients with valvular stenosis involved with endocarditis.
B A Benedick; S F Davis; E Alderman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-07     Completed Date:  1991-03-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  248-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Falk Cardiovascular Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, California 94305-5246.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation*
Candidiasis / complications*
Endocarditis / complications*
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Palliative Care
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*

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