Successful treatment of polymicrobial multivalve infective endocarditis

Giuseppe Allocca, Gianaugusto Slavich, Gaetano Nucifora, Massimo Slavich, Romeo Frassani, Massimo Crapis, Luigi Badano

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Abstract

A 57-year-old man presented with triple valve infective endocarditis. There were vegetations on the tricuspid, mitral, and aortic valve. He had multiple complications such as pulmonary abscess, severe anaemia, and congestive heart failure. His general condition was extremely poor. Intensive medical therapy, such as blood transfusion, mechanical ventilation, and inotropic support, allowed him to tolerate surgery. Triple valve replacement was successfully performed without major complication. Vegetation cultures grew Streptococcus bovis and Enterecoccus faecalis. At 1 year follow-up, the patient is alive in NYHA functional class I.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-505
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Aug 2007

Keywords

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Echocardiography
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Multivalve
  • Polymicrobial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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