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Pulmonary valve replacement through a left minithoracotomy: an alternate approach.
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PMID:  25441797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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We present a case of an isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis in a 23-year-old woman with a history of heavy oxycodone abuse. She presented with fever and positive cultures for methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. A transesophageal echocardiogram demonstrated a 3-cm vegetation of the pulmonary valve. Antibiotic therapy was started but she continued to have fever and the vegetation size did not change. In view of ongoing fever and risk of embolization, a left minithoracotomy was performed, and the pulmonary valve was replaced with a bioprosthesis using warm cardiopulmonary bypass, with a beating-heart technique. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course and was discharged home. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of a pulmonary valve replacement through this approach.
Authors:
Faisal H Cheema; Elbert E Heng; Atiq Rehman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1827-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2014 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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