Mitral Valve Infective Endocarditis

  • Narain Moorjani
  • Bushra S. Rana
  • Francis C. Wells


A 63 year-old gentleman presented with a 4-week history of fever, night sweats and increasing dyspnoea on exertion, associated with lethargy. He had no previous history of rheumatic fever but had recently undergone a dental extraction. Clinical examination revealed pyrexia (38.2 °C) and a pan systolic murmur. Blood cultures revealed streptococcus sanguinis, associated with a raised white blood cell count (15,600/μL) and C-reactive protein (238 mg/dL).


Infective endocarditis Annular abscess Vegetation Leaflet reconstruction Autologous pericardium Bovine pericardium Mitral regurgitation Mitral valve replacement Bacteraemia Embolisation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narain Moorjani
    • 1
  • Bushra S. Rana
    • 2
  • Francis C. Wells
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryRoyal Papworth HospitalCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyRoyal Papworth HospitalCambridgeUK

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