Infective endocarditis during pregnancy: case report

Nyawo, Brian, Shoaib, R. F., Evemy, K. and Clark, Stephen (2007) Infective endocarditis during pregnancy: case report. Heart Surgery Forum, 10 (6). pp. 480-481. ISSN 1098-3511

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Abstract

A 29-year-old woman was transferred at 31 weeks gestation for management of infective endocarditis (IE). Echocardiography demonstrated vegetations on aortic valve and severe mitral regurgitation. Blood cultures were positive for Streptococcus sanguis. Due to impending hemodynamic collapse, a cesarean section was performed followed by aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair with a patch of bovine pericardium. At 10-month review, both mother and baby are doing well.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 10:11
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:48
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22154

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