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 contribution||Mitral valve repair for disruptive acute endocarditis: extensive replacement of posterior leaflet with bovine pericardium|
|Pages (from-to)||31 - 33|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Cardiac Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2011|