[Mitral prosthetic valve replaced twice due to repeated prosthetic valve endocarditis: a case report].

@article{Hashida1997MitralPV,
  title={[Mitral prosthetic valve replaced twice due to repeated prosthetic valve endocarditis: a case report].},
  author={Hidetoshi Hashida and Mareomi Hamada and Shuntaro Ikeda and Taishi Kuwahara and Hideki Okayama and Yuji Hara and Kazuhisa Kodama and Yuji Shigematsu and Yukio Kazatani and Tetsuo Tomino and Hiroshi Satoh and K. Hiwada},
  journal={Journal of cardiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 Suppl 2},
  pages={137-41}
}
A 38-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for detailed examination of fever, cough and yellow sputum. At the age of 32, be had mitral prosthesis for the first time, because of mitral regurgitation due to mitral valve prolapse. Four years previously, he had again undergone mitral prosthetic valve replacement due to prosthetic valve endocarditis due to staphylococcus epidemidis. This occasion, staphylococcus aureus was isolated by arterial blood culture. Transesophageal echocardiography… CONTINUE READING