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Bioprosthetic mitral valve implantation for active mitral valve endocarditis in third degree thorax burn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18442590     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infective endocarditis remains a devastating complication in the thermally injured patient. The treatment of infective endocarditis is primarily medical, but surgical intervention is often mandatory when various complications arise. We believe that this is the first reported case of mitral valve replacement in a patient with third degree burns to the thorax. We also discuss surgical indications and treatment options in this clinical setting.
Maurice A Smith; David D Yuh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-29     Completed Date:  2008-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1791-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287-4618, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Dressings
Burns / complications*,  surgery
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Endocarditis, Bacterial / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Methicillin Resistance
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Prosthesis Design
Sepsis / surgery*
Staphylococcal Infections / surgery*

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