Heart transplantation is the gold standard of care for end-stage heart failure, usually associated with an impairment of left ventricular systolic function. We describe a case of heart transplantation in a 58-year-old man with normal left ventricular systolic function, because of recurrent mitral prosthesis disinsertion after multiple reoperations for infective endocarditis.

Unusual heart transplantation for iterative disinsertion of mitral prosthesis

POZZI, Matteo;
2013

Abstract

Heart transplantation is the gold standard of care for end-stage heart failure, usually associated with an impairment of left ventricular systolic function. We describe a case of heart transplantation in a 58-year-old man with normal left ventricular systolic function, because of recurrent mitral prosthesis disinsertion after multiple reoperations for infective endocarditis.
Infective endocarditis; Bacterial; Heart transplantation; Heart valve prosthesis; Patient selection; Reoperation
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