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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 3 May 2015 > MISCELLANEOUS > Pulmonary Valvuloplasty by Autologous Pericardium in a Patient with Active Infectious Endocarditis and Oslerís Disease

Pulmonary Valvuloplasty by Autologous Pericardium in a Patient with Active Infectious Endocarditis and Oslerís Disease

Yasunobu Konishi, Yoshito Sakon, Ken Nakamura, Naoto Fukunaga, Hideo Kanemitsu, Tadaaki Koyama

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Kobe, Japan

Osler’s disease is a rare condition of autosomal dominant inheritance characterized by bleeding and telangiectasia of the skin and mucosal membranes.

A few reports exist of open-heart surgery in patients with Osler’s disease. Here, the case is presented of a successful pulmonary valvuloplasty using autologous pericardium to treat active infectious endocarditis of the

pulmonary valve in a patient with Osler’s disease. Such patients are at higher risk of bacteremia because of their chronic nasal bleeding or pulmonary arteriovenous fistula. In patients with Osler’s disease, valuvloplasty using autologous pericardium is considered effective for preventing the later recurrence of IE.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:383-385

Pulmonary Valvuloplasty by Autologous Pericardium in a Patient with Active Infectious Endocarditis and Osler’s Disease

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