Heart transplantation for Q fever endocarditis

Carlos Blanche*, Dov Freimark, Mario Valenza, Lawrence S.C. Czer, Alfredo Trento

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A 30-year-old man underwent aortic and mitral valve replacement for the treatment of Q fever endocarditis. Postoperatively, paravalvular leak of the mitral prosthesis, progressive deterioration in cardiac function, and intractable heart failure developed. As a result, the patient underwent orthotopic heart transplantation 15 months after his initial valve operation. The patient is clinically well 14 months after transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1768-1769
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes


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