Open-Heart Surgery for a Pregnant Woman With Infective Endocarditis After Cesarean

Fudong Fan, Qing Zhou, Jun Pan, Dongjin Wang


The presentation of infective endocarditis (IE) in pregnancy is mild, often with a life-threatening consequence. Usually the patient cannot be satisfactorily treated by antibiotics but needs surgery to remove the vegetation. We present a case of pregnant woman with IE who was successfully treated by antibiotics, cesarean and cardiothoracic surgery. In conclusion, IE in pregnancy can be cured by comprehensive treatments.

J Med Cases. 2016;7(8):348-350


Infective endocarditis; Pregnancy; Cardiothoracic surgery

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