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Percutaneous Mechanical Aspiration vs Valve Surgery for Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis in People Who Inject Drugs

Friday, April 30, 2021

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Michael P. Veve, PharmD, MPH, Yasir Akhtar, MD, Peter P. McKeown, MD, Morgan K. Morelli, MD, and Mahmoud A. Shorman, MD
This study's purpose was to compare outcomes of percutaneous mechanical aspiration (PMA) using the Penumbra Indigo system to valve surgery in PWID with TVIE. The conclusion was that PMA has an association with similar outcomes to valve surgery for management of TVIE in PWID.

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