This single institution study spanning a decade of experience identified a 6.5% rate of mortality, which was related to active endocarditis at the time of surgery, the need for preoperative ventilation, longer bypass times, and increasing European risk score.
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November 7, 2019
In Global News: Bioengineered Blood Vessels, an Antibiotic Antiplatelet, and Veins Versus Arteries First in Lobectomy
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.
Double Replacement With Reconstruction of the Aortomitral Fibrous Body for Invasive Valvular Endocarditis "Commando Procedure"
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.
Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair After Endocarditis With Bileaflet Prolapse Using a Modification of Leipzig Loop Technique
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.
In Global News: Emergency Windpipe Repair, Drug Use and Endocarditis, and Ticagrelor Versus Aspirin After CABG
November 30, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest
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.
August 15, 2018
This video highlights the use of the Konno procedure to safely expose the root of the aorta in a patient with an aortic root abscess and a history of multiple cardiac surgeries.
August 9, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Juan P. Umana of the Fundacion Cardioinfantil in Bogota, Colombia, interviews Jose Navia of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, about the "hemi-commando" procedure for double-valve endocarditis.