A Case Report of Surgical Treatment for Infectious Endocarditis with Ventricular Septal Defect and Double-Chambered Right Ventricle

(The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Kumamoto Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan)

Ryusuke Suzuki Masamichi Nakajima Toshiaki Watanabe
Ken Okamoto Akiyuki Takahashi
We report a successfully treated case of infectious endocarditis with ventricular septal defect (VSD) and double-chambered right ventricle. A 41-year-old man complained of dyspnea. Echocardiography showed his tricuspid valve, aortic valve, and pulmonary valve had vegetation and severe regurgitation. He received treatment with antibiotics but it was not effective. He underwent TVR, AVR, pulmonary valve resection, VSD patch closure and RV abnormal muscle resection. Pathological findings of resected valves showed infectious endocarditis. He recovered uneventfully and resumed his original social activities.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 32: 300 -303 (2003)