Surgical Treatment of Infective Endocarditis in Pulmonary Position-15 Years Single Centre Experience.

Surgical Treatment of Infective Endocarditis in Pulmonary Position-15 Years Single Centre Experience. Medicina (Kaunas). 2019 Sep 19;55(9): Authors: Liekiene D, Bezuska L, Semeniene P, Cypiene R, Lebetkevicius V, Tarutis V, Barysiene J, Rucinskas K, Sirvydis V Abstract Background and Objectives: Infective endocarditis in the pulmonary position is a rare disease. Isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis is extremely rare. The aim of our study was to assess patients who were treated surgically for pulmonary endocarditis at our institution from January 2003 to December 2017. Materials and Methods: We analyze eight cases of infectious endocarditis in pulmonary position out of 293 patients who were operated for infective endocarditis (2.7%, 8/293). Only two of these eight patients were not related to congenital heart malformation. They were followed for early and late mortality, long-term survival, postoperative morbidity and reoperations. Results: Among six patients suffering from congenital heart disease, four patients underwent corrections of pulmonary valve malformation previously, and their infected grafts were replaced by two allografts and two xenografts. The two other patients had replaced their infected pulmonary valves with allografts. Two non-congenital patients with pulmonary valve endocarditis underwent valve replacement with biological prosthesis. All patients survived the early postoperative course. The mean follow-up time was 9.1 (interquartile r...
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