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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.
December 15, 2022
This study examined the relationship between the relatively low surgical case volume for septal myectomy (SM) repair and the early outcomes of SM. In the studied database, the volume of SM cases varied widely, and there appeared to be an important association between surgical experience and the occurrence of adverse outcomes.
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.