a1 Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Heart Center, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
A 10-month-old infant with severe tricuspid valve disease due to staphylococcal bacterial endocarditis, underwent surgical replacement of the valve. The new valve was fashioned using an autologous pericardial patch. Over 3 years of follow-up, the new valve has functioned satisfactorily, with moderately elevated right atrial pressure.
(Received June 30 2010)
(Accepted November 17 2010)
(Online publication January 25 2011)
c1 Correspondence to: Dr N. Sreeram, Department of paediatric cardiology, Heart Center, University Hospital of Cologne, Kerpenerstrasse 62, 50937 Cologne, Germany. Tel: +49 221 478 32330; Fax: +49 221 478 32515; E-mail: N.Sreeram@uni-koeln.de