Infective aortic endocarditis after percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty

Soon Park, Alvaro Montoya, Niberto Moreno, John F. Moran, William Jacobs, Roque Piferre

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Abstract

Infective aortic endocarditis developed in an elderly patient after a percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty. The transesophageal echocardiogram demontrated a perivalvular abscess. The patient underwent surgical replacement of the infected valve, but later succumbed to renal failure. The development of infective aortic endocarditis should be recognized as a potentially fatal complication of percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty. The important measures in preventing bacteremia during percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty and the appropriate role of operation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1161-1162
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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