Successful Replacement of Common Atrioventricular Valve with a Single Mechanical Prosthetic Valve in an Infant with Repaired Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Endocarditis
Congenital Heart Disease, 08/09/2012
Kobayashi D et al. – A 4–month–old infant with trisomy 21 and repaired complete atrioventricular septal defect developed endocarditis with methicillin–resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the early postoperative period. The authors report the successful replacement of the common atrioventricular valve with a single St. Jude mechanical prosthetic valve, along with an intraluminal pulmonary artery banding to restrict pulmonary flow.