Successful Replacement of Common Atrioventricular Valve with a Single Mechanical Prosthetic Valve in an Infant with Repaired Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect and Methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureusEndocarditis

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Abstract

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. We 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.

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