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Case report
From premature birth to cardiac surgery – severe heart failure due to infective endocarditis in pregnancy – a case report

Kamila Adach, Edyta Wiśniewska, Włodzimierz Gierlak, Marek Kuch, Joanna Syska-Sumińska, Marcin Konopka, Wojciech Dyk, Beata Osuch, Mirosław Dłużniewski
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(10):1083-1086.

open access

Vol 66, No 10 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-10-27
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A 25-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 1, without any previous medical history was admitted to the hospital because of the signs and symptoms of fetal distress. After a caesarean section the woman developed an acute heart failure. Echocardiography demonstrated massive vegetations attached to aortic and mitral valves with their destruction. Surgical treatment was performed immediately. The postoperative period was complicated by chronic atrioventricular third degree heart block, requiring implantation of a pacemaker. Finally the woman was discharged from hospital and is followed regularly in the out–patient cardiac clinic.

Abstract

A 25-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 1, without any previous medical history was admitted to the hospital because of the signs and symptoms of fetal distress. After a caesarean section the woman developed an acute heart failure. Echocardiography demonstrated massive vegetations attached to aortic and mitral valves with their destruction. Surgical treatment was performed immediately. The postoperative period was complicated by chronic atrioventricular third degree heart block, requiring implantation of a pacemaker. Finally the woman was discharged from hospital and is followed regularly in the out–patient cardiac clinic.
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Keywords

infective endocarditis; pregnancy; acute mitral regurgitation; acute aortic regurgitation

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Title

Case report
From premature birth to cardiac surgery – severe heart failure due to infective endocarditis in pregnancy – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 10 (2008)

Pages

1083-1086

Published online

2008-10-27

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(10):1083-1086.

Keywords

infective endocarditis
pregnancy
acute mitral regurgitation
acute aortic regurgitation

Authors

Kamila Adach
Edyta Wiśniewska
Włodzimierz Gierlak
Marek Kuch
Joanna Syska-Sumińska
Marcin Konopka
Wojciech Dyk
Beata Osuch
Mirosław Dłużniewski

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