Year : 2018  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 189--191

Mitral valve repair in infective endocarditis during pregnancy


Takahiro Tamura1, Shuichi Yokota2 
1 Department of Anesthesiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
2 Division of Anesthesiology, ese Red Cross Nagoya Daiichi Hospital, Nagoya, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Takahiro Tamura
Department of Anesthesiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-Ku, Nagoya
Japan

Infective endocarditis (IE) during pregnancy and subsequent cardiac surgery are rare and associated with a high risk of mortality for the mother and fetus. It is difficult to determine the right time for cardiac intervention when IE is diagnosed early in pregnancy. A 33-year-old previously healthy woman in the 11th week of pregnancy was diagnosed with IE and underwent surgical intervention. The cardiopulmonary bypass settings and the anesthetic drugs were carefully chosen. Although she was in good health, while being discharged, the fetus did not survive. Anesthesiologists prioritizing the mother's survival should aim to improve fetal outcomes in such cases.


How to cite this article:
Tamura T, Yokota S. Mitral valve repair in infective endocarditis during pregnancy.Ann Card Anaesth 2018;21:189-191


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Tamura T, Yokota S. Mitral valve repair in infective endocarditis during pregnancy. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];21:189-191
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