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Endocarditis

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.
July 1, 2022
Valve repair has been shown to be a valuable alternative to valve replacement in mitral valve endocarditis. Yet the result of the repair depends on the experience of the surgical team and the extent of the valve damage. Valve repair should be preferred when technically feasible, but caution must be exercised to assess its absolute superiority in comparison to valve replacement.
June 30, 2022
Can you believe it’s already July? To celebrate 2022's halfway mark, we’ve rounded up six of the most popular in the cardiac specialty videos published so far this year.
June 13, 2022
This video demonstrates a completely endoscopic transareolar complex mitral valve reconstruction in the setting of infective endocarditis with late presentation.
May 2, 2022
A forty-two-year-old patient on hemodialysis required a redo Commando operation for recurrent infectious endocarditis. This video shows the steps the surgeon took to complete the operation.
March 4, 2022
A paper that addresses a gap in knowledge and will guide future research: of particular interest, the penultimate paragraph on The Role of Interventions.
December 7, 2021
This is an original, narrated video demonstrating reconstruction of the aorto-mitral curtain with multiple bovine pericardial patches in a case of invasive aortic root endocarditis.
March 15, 2021
This study compared outcomes of mechanical valves, bioprostheses, and homografts patients undergoing an operation for active complex aortic endocarditis.
November 12, 2020
This video demonstrates a 2-year-old patient with infective endocarditis and severely damaged mitral valve who underwent a complex mitral valve repair by resecting all the infected tissue and rebuilding the architecture of the valve by multiple Matrix patches and chordal transfer.
September 25, 2020
Chauvette et al. present a multicenter study on the outcome of Ross procedure in adults with infective endocarditis. In their cohort of patients at five centers within Canada and the US, the authors observed an excellent mid-term outcome.

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