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Can the same infection that caused Pneumonia cause Aortic valve failure?

I recently was hospitalized for pneumonia the second time (5 years apart) which resulted in replacing my Aortic Valve 1 week later. I was diagnosed and treated for COPD/Restrictive Lung Disease for over ten years, is it possible that whatever caused the Pneumonia also caused the bloodstream infection that resulted in replacing my heart valve, and can this all be connected to COPD/Restrictive Lung Disease?
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15695260 tn?1549593113
Hello and welcome to MedHelp's forums. We appreciate your question.  It sounds like you have been through quite a lot. I think your question should be asked of your surgeon.  When was your aortic valve replacement? What were the particulars about your surgery, if any, that you can remember (as in how was it performed). The pneumonia was not post op, was it?  Pneumonia can be associated with sepsis (infection of the blood stream) but not necessarily.  You sound to have a complicated medical history which will all factor into things.  When is your valve replacement surgery?
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