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.
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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.
Aorto-Mitral Curtain Reconstruction with Multiple Bovine Pericardial Patches: A Case of Multiple Valve Infective Endocarditis
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.
The Ross Procedure is a Safe and Durable Option in Adults With Infective Endocarditis: A Multicenter Study
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.
CTSNet To Go Podcast Episode:Discussion: The "Hemi-Commando" Procedure for Double-Valve Endocarditis
August 18, 2020
Juan P. Umana interviews Jose Navia about the "hemi-commando" procedure for double-valve endocarditis.
August 14, 2020
This single-institution study of 83 patients investigated mitral valve repair for infective endocarditis based on the location of the lesion.
July 22, 2020
The authors discuss the operative steps for homograft aortic root replacement in complex aortic root abscess in a patient with prosthetic valve endocarditis.
A New Role for the Aldosterone/Mineralocorticoid Receptor Pathway in the Development of Mitral Valve Prolapse
May 11, 2020
Interesting hypothesis in a rodent model of myxomatous degeneration.