Aortic Valve Replacement for Libman-Sacks Endocarditis

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Cardiac involvement is a recognized complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which can involve most cardiac components, including pericardium, conduction system, myocardium, heart valves, and coronaries. Libman-Sacks (verrucous) endocarditis is the characteristic cardiac valvular manifestation. We report a patient with SLE who had severe aortic regurgitation caused by Libman-Sacks endocarditis. The patient underwent successful mechanical aortic valve replacement. © 2009 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.




Dandekar, U. P., Watkin, R., Chandra, N., Santo, K. C., Bhudia, S., Pitt, M., & Rooney, S. J. (2009). Aortic Valve Replacement for Libman-Sacks Endocarditis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 88(2), 669–671.

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