Supra-Annular Mitral Valve Replacement in an Infant With Infective Endocarditis

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We report the case of a female neonate born at 40 weeks’ gestation with no known risk factors. On postnatal day 27, she was transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit and intubated for cardiorespiratory failure; she was diagnosed with group B streptococcus infective endocarditis. Mitral valve vegetations did not improve with antibiotic therapy. Mitral valve surgery was performed on postnatal day 36. A mechanical mitral valve with short-segment polytetrafluoroethylene skirt was inserted into the supra-annular position; gentian violet was applied to the sewing ring and skirt. She was discharged from the hospital after 6 weeks with good cardiac function and normal sinus rhythm.




Yamauchi, S., Iwai, S., Tominaga, Y., Kugo, Y., Hasegawa, M., Kayatani, F., … Kawata, H. (2018). Supra-Annular Mitral Valve Replacement in an Infant With Infective Endocarditis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 105(1), e27–e29.

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