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Endocarditis and Inflammatory Diseases

April 2, 2024
The well-known cone procedure with detachment, displacement, and rotation of the leaflet has been designed for patients with Ebstein anomaly. However, the authors think that it may be used for any situation in which the septal and/or posterior leaflets are defective or non-functional. This video shows how the cone repair can be used successfully in an endocarditis patient where the septal cusp is completely destroyed.
March 27, 2024
Overall, 4,365 patients were diagnosed and operated on for infective endocarditis (IE) from 2000 to 2021. Long-term survival was significantly higher among patients receiving a mechanical prosthesis than those receiving a biological prosthesis (hazard ratio [HR] 0.546, 95 percent CI: 0.322-0.926, p= 0.025).
December 20, 2023
In this LACES “Experts’ Insights” interview, Dr. Michael Borger, co-chair of the recently published 2023 ESC/EACTS Endocarditis Guidelines, briefly summarizes the most important take-home messages and changes of the guidelines.
October 24, 2023
This video demonstrates the use of a Konno aortic root enlargement to deal with a complex intra-ventricular aneurysm after healed endocarditis.
February 3, 2023
The rising incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) along with the de-escalation of antibiotic prophylaxis and the complexity of surgical treatment makes IE treatment a challenge. In this study, researchers reviewed all patients who underwent cardiac surgery for IE at one institution with a focus on causative organisms and infective foci.
September 2, 2022
Recently, there has been an increase in infective endocarditis cases among people who inject drugs. As a result, the American Heart Association has sponsored a writing group of recognized experts to produce a more in-depth article on the management of infective endocarditis among this unique population.
December 13, 2020
This is brief informative review that aids in decision making and provides criteria for early surgery for infective endocarditis in the setting of a neurologic event.
May 11, 2020
Interesting hypothesis in a rodent model of myxomatous degeneration.
March 26, 2020
In a cohort of 416 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, nearly 20% had elevated troponins indicating myocardial injury.  These patients also had a host of other serum and radiographic abnormalities, were older, had more comorbidities, and more often required ventilatory support.  Their mortality rate was 51% compared to 4.5% for other hospitalized pa