ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Medtronic Freestyle Aortic Root Bioprosthesis Replacement Due to Pulmonary Restenosis and Pulmonic Valve Endocarditis
Ömer Naci Emiroğulları, *Ramazan Topsakal, Kutay Taşdemir, Cemal Kahraman, Hakan Ceyran
Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, Kayseri
*Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kardiyoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, Kayseri
The pulmonic valve is the least commonly involved valve in infective endocarditis. The case of an 18-year-old girl with isolated pulmonic valve endocarditis is presented. She was admitted to the cardiology department complaining of fever and cough for four day. She had a history of balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty 10 years ago. Blood cultures grew Nutritionally Variant Streptococcus spp, and echocardiogram identified vegetation on the restenotic pulmonic valve. She underwent elective operation and Medtronic Freestyle aortic bioprosthesis was replaced following six weeks antibiotic therapy. Patient was discharged with no postoperative complication.
Keywords : Pulmonary valve endocarditis, Pulmonary restenosis, Medtronic Freestyle bioprosthesis
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