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A Rare Case of Infective Mediastinitis after Melody Valve Implantation

Veronica Lorenz1, Karlien Carbonez2, Geoffroy de Beco1, Alain Poncelet1,*

1 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium
2 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium

* Corresponding Author: Alain Poncelet. Email: email

Congenital Heart Disease 2022, 17(2), 187-192. https://doi.org/10.32604/chd.2022.018350

Abstract

Pulmonary valve implant is frequently necessary in children and adults with congenital heart disease. Infective endocarditis represents a rare but life-threatening complication after transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation. There are various treatments for native or prosthetic valve endocarditis. Surgical intervention, combined with intravenous antibiotic treatment, is of paramount importance, in case of concomitant mediastinal infection, in order to ensure the radical debridement of all infected tissue, avoiding any recurrent endocarditis. In this report, we describe a rare case of mediastinitis, associated with an infected endocarditis, occurring 8 months after Melody (Medtronic®, Minneapolis, USA) valve implant, successfully treated with the implantation of a homograft to reconstruct the right ventricular outflow tract.

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Lorenz, V., Carbonez, K., Beco, G.D., Poncelet, A. (2022). A rare case of infective mediastinitis after melody valve implantation. Congenital Heart Disease, 17(2), 187-192. https://doi.org/10.32604/chd.2022.018350
Vancouver Style
Lorenz V, Carbonez K, Beco GD, Poncelet A. A rare case of infective mediastinitis after melody valve implantation. Congeni Heart Dis. 2022;17(2):187-192 https://doi.org/10.32604/chd.2022.018350
IEEE Style
V. Lorenz, K. Carbonez, G.D. Beco, and A. Poncelet "A Rare Case of Infective Mediastinitis after Melody Valve Implantation," Congeni. Heart Dis., vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 187-192. 2022. https://doi.org/10.32604/chd.2022.018350



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