Korean J Med.  2016 Jan;90(1):37-40. 10.3904/kjm.2016.90.1.37.

Infective Endocarditis in a Patient after Percutaneous Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Gwangmyeong Sungae Hospital, Gwangmyung, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Sungae Hospital, Seoul, Korea. nkbk99@gmail.com


Percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV) is the treatment of choice for mitral stenosis. Only a few reported cases have been reported in PMBV patients worldwide. In this study, a case of a 34 year-old female with infective endocarditis a year after PMBV is presented. The patient presented with fever, and peripheral vascular symptoms. Transthoracic echocardiography showed vegetation on the anterior mitral leaflets and Staphylococcus Viridans was isolated from blood cultures. The patient was successfully treated with Amoxicillin + Clavulate and Gentamicin. Further studies on the correlation between PMBV and infective endocarditis are needed.


Balloon valvuloplasty; Mitral valve stenosis; Endocarditis
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