Prosthetic pulmonary valve and pulmonary conduit endocarditis: clinical, microbiological and echocardiographic features in adults.

AIMS To review clinical and microbiological findings in adults with prosthetic pulmonary valve (PPV) or right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit (RVPAC) infective endocarditis (IE) and to assess the yield of transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) as diagnostic tools. METHODS AND RESULTS Seventeen adults (age ≥18 years) with PPV… CONTINUE READING