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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine