Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2015, Vol 2, Num 1 Page(s): 001-002
Prosthetic mitral valve dehiscence caused by infective endocarditis

Yüksel Dereli1, Ömer Tanyeli1, Halil İbrahim Erdoğan2, Niyazi Görmüş1

1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
2Departments of Cardiology, Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey

Keywords: Dehiscence; infective endocarditis; prosthetic mitral valve
Despite therapeutic advances over the past few decades, prosthetic valve endocarditis remains a life-threatening condition and is associated with increased significant morbidity and mortality. Prosthetic valve dehiscence caused by endocarditis is one of the most serious complications of infective endocarditis. In this article, we present a case of acute subtotal dehiscence of prosthetic mitral valve caused by staphylococcal endocarditis. A 74-year-old female patient presented with fever and breathlessness. She underwent mechanical mitral valve replacement six years previously for mitral stenosis. Echocardiography confirmed subtotal dehiscence of prosthetic mitral valve. Staphylococcus capitis was detected in blood cultures. The patient was reoperated successfully.
DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2015.294