Treatment of prosthetic valve endocarditis by aortic valve neocuspidization using bovine pericardium

Yasunori Iida, Kazuma Shimura, Sho Akiyama, Shigeharu Sawa

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A 78-year-old man who had undergone aortic valve and ascending aorta replacements presented with fever and was referred to our hospital. Blood culture revealed Gram-positive cocci, thus antibiotic therapy was started. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed fresh cerebral infarction without cerebral haemorrhage or mycotic aneurysm. Transoesophageal echocardiogram revealed a vegetation that was attached to the right coronary cusp. The patient underwent successful aortic valve neocuspidization using glutaraldehyde-treated bovine pericardium. The postoperative course was uneventful with intravenous antibiotics administered for 6 weeks after confirming a negative blood culture, and no cardiac events occurred on follow-up by transthoracic echocardiogram 14 months postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-878
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortic valve neocuspidization
  • Bovine pericardium
  • Prosthetic valve endocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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