Prosthetic valve endocarditis in pregnancy

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 1984;63(8):731-2. doi: 10.3109/00016348409154674.


A case of prosthetic valve endocarditis is described, caused by Streptococcus viridans in the third trimester of pregnancy. During her illness, the patient gave birth to a normal baby in an uncomplicated vaginal delivery. She had recurrent post-partum vaginal bleeding. Aspects relevant to the management of the case are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology*
  • Female
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Mitral Valve / surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular*
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious*
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Third
  • Streptococcal Infections / etiology*