Mitral valve repair for disruptive acute endocarditis: extensive replacement of posterior leaflet with bovine pericardium

N Nwaejike, R Ascione

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Abstract

Surgery for infective mitral valve endocarditis should include resection/debridement of all infected tissue, but this may leave behind insufficient-autologous mitral valve tissue for an adequate repair. Effective mitral valve repair using only bovine pericardium is feasible even in the presence of extensive endocarditis involving a large part of the free margin of the affected leaflet.
Translated title of the contributionMitral valve repair for disruptive acute endocarditis: extensive replacement of posterior leaflet with bovine pericardium
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31 - 33
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume26(1)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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