A Case of Renal Hemorrhage After Mitral Valvuloplasty for Active Infective Endocarditis with Renal Infarction
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Infective endocarditis
Renal hemorrhage
Staphylococcus aureus



Submitted : 2023-04-22
Accepted : 2023-05-07
Published : 2023-05-22


A 55-year-old woman with atopic dermatitis was admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of septic shock. She had multiple cerebral and left renal infarctions. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a 10 mm mobile verrucous lesion at the mitral valve. Emergency mitral valvuloplasty was performed, and the verrucous lesion was successfully removed. The patient was hemodynamically stable and was admitted to the postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) under ventilatory support. On postoperative day 3, anemia progressed, and on postoperative day 4, the patient went into shock. Emergency embolization was performed for hemostasis, and the patient’s circulation improved. This is the first report of a case of renal hemorrhage after surgery for infective endocarditis. This case is valuable for the treatment of this disease in which various complications occur.


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