"Double-orifice" technique to repair extensive mitral valve excision following acute endocarditis

Roberto Lorusso, Carlo Fucci, Samuele Pentiricci, Giuseppe Coletti, Giovanni La Canna, Mario Zogno

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-26
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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