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Off-pump tricuspid valve replacement for severe infective endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17588450     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 30-year-old man who is a heroin addict was diagnosed with uncontrolled tricuspid valve endocarditis and repeated lung abscesses. He underwent tricuspid valvectomy for the endocarditis. After surgery the patient had severe tricuspid regurgitation and hypoxemia develop. Due to severe tricuspid regurgitation-induced ventricular distension and persistent low cardiac output, reimplantation of the tricuspid valve was planned for 2 weeks after the first operation. To avoid lung injury caused by the cardiopulmonary bypass and to preserve right ventricular function, a self-made superior and inferior vena cava shunt was connected to the pulmonary artery. The tricuspid valve was implanted without cardiopulmonary bypass.
Kun-Kuang Lee; Hsi-Yu Yu; Yih-Sharng Chen; Nai-Hsin Chi; Chung-I Chang; Shoei-Shen Wang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-25     Completed Date:  2007-07-20     Revised Date:  2007-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Endocarditis, Bacterial / physiopathology,  surgery*
Tricuspid Valve / surgery*
Comment In:
Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Dec;84(6):2138   [PMID:  18036972 ]

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