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Endocarditis and Inflammatory Diseases

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
May 17, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The British Heart Foundation reports that the number of premature deaths related to cardiovascular disease has risen in the UK for the first time in 50 years.
April 9, 2019
This video demonstrates the technique of the "Commando procedure" to treat invasive double valve endocarditis that involves the aortomitral fibrous body.
March 29, 2019
In this video, the authors share the approach they use to treat patients requiring Bentall surgery for infective endocarditis: a subannular implantation technique and the use of a 100% pericardial valved conduit.
March 12, 2019
This video shows a complex mitral valve repair using a modification of the Leipzig loop technique with a modular Gore-Tex neochord system to address the anterior and the posterior leaflet.
January 15, 2019
The authors demonstrate how to use one homograft root in reoperative infected aortic root/hemiarch reconstruction with the use of a handmade bovine pericardial aortic tube to replace the ascending aorta and unite the divided homograft.
September 19, 2018
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.

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