Translocation of prosthetic aortic valve in advanced prosthetic valve endocarditis.


Journal Article

Advanced prosthetic valve endocarditis is often associated with substantial destruction of the tissues adjacent to the prosthesis. Removal of the infected prosthesis and débridement of the infected tissues make implantation of a new prosthesis challenging. Herein, we discuss successful surgical aortic valve translocation in a 50-year-old man who had advanced acute prosthetic valve endocarditis with destruction of the aortic annulus. One year after being discharged from the hospital, the patient was asymptomatic with good exercise tolerance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Saxena, P; Shehatha, J; Downie, S; Newman, MAJ; Konstantinov, IE

Published Date

  • 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 604 - 606

PubMed ID

  • 20069091

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20069091

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-6702


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States