Aortic root replacement for complicated bacterial endocarditis in an infant.


We report the case of a 10-week-old girl with streptococcal aortic valve endocarditis that was resistant to medical management and complicated by aortic insufficiency, congestive heart failure, annular abscess, and a large periaortic pseudoaneurysm. She underwent successful aortic valve and root replacement (with coronary artery reimplantation) utilizing an… (More)


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