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Urgent aortic valve replacement for infective endocarditis during the 23rd week of pregnancy.
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PMID:  22893320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Infective endocarditis is a rare but serious complication of pregnancy with high maternal and fetal mortality. Surgical intervention is an option when medical therapy fails. We report the case of a 23-year-old female with severe aortic valve regurgitation and hemodynamic compromise related to acute bacterial endocarditis of a congenital bicuspid aortic valve during the 23rd week of pregnancy. She underwent urgent aortic valve replacement and, despite implementation of known fetal-protection strategies, fetal demise occurred.
Authors:
Christodoulos Kaoutzanis; Erotokritos Evangelakis; Chrysostomos Kokkinos; Gavriel Kaoutzanis
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1863-6713     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Nicosia General Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus, ckaoutzanis@gmail.com.
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