Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve Implantation for Active Mitral Valve Endocarditis in Third Degree Thorax Burn

Maurice A. Smith, David D. Yuh

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Abstract

Infective endocarditis remains a devastating complication in the thermally injured patient. The treatment of infective endocarditis is primarily medical, but surgical intervention is often mandatory when various complications arise. We believe that this is the first reported case of mitral valve replacement in a patient with third degree burns to the thorax. We also discuss surgical indications and treatment options in this clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1791-1792
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume85
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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