Extensive, devastating prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis

Petr Kacer, Marian Urban, Michael Jonak, Vera Adamkova

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Abstract

In this report, we present a case of a 68-year-old male who developed extensive, devastating prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) several months following aortic valve replacement with a tissue valve St. Jude Epic Supra. He was successfully treated with a complex surgical procedure. In the discussion, we focus on the issues of prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis and various modes of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroendocrinology Letters
Volume32
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Homograft
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Prosthetic endocarditis
  • Prosthetic valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Kacer, P., Urban, M., Jonak, M., & Adamkova, V. (2011). Extensive, devastating prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis. Neuroendocrinology Letters, 32(SUPPL. 2), 9-12.