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Valvectomy Versus Replacement for the Surgical Treatment of Tricuspid Endocarditis

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Adam N. Protos, Jaimin R. Trivedi, William M. Whited, Michael P. Rogers, Ugochukwu Owolabi, Kendra J. Grubb, Kristen Sell-Dottin, Mark S. Slaughter

Management of tricuspid endocarditis in this single institution study of 63 patients included repair, replacement, and excision. Repair patients were older and sicker. Acute outcomes were similar among the groups. Valvectomy patients had a lower rate of readmission during the first postoperative year, highlighting this approach as a useful strategy for identifying eventual candidates for valve replacement.

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