The use of conservative surgical techniques to treat mitral valve regurgitation secondary to acute endocarditis is controversial. Reconstruction of the anterior leaflet may represent an additional challenge in such a setting. We report a case of mitral valve repair where extensive excision of the anterior leaflet and related chordae tendinea was necessary because of large vegetation secondary to acute endocarditis. The "double-orifice" technique was performed and allowed the salvage of the native valve. There was no recurrent infection at 6 months from surgery, with optimal hemodynamic results.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Cardiac Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine