This video shows a tricuspid valve replacement in a patient with severe endocarditis.
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March 14, 2016
February 29, 2016
This video illustrates complete pericardial leaflet replacement via the Ozaki method, using tissue-engineered bovine pericardium as the leaflet substitute.
March 2, 2015
This retrospective review of outcomes after reconstruction of the intervalvular fibrous trigone combined with aortic and mitral valve replacement tracked patients who were operated upon for either severe endocarditis (n=26) or severe calcification (n=14) involving the trigone.
September 7, 2014
The COPPS-2 trial evaluated the efficacy of oral colchicine in reducing a-fib, post-pericardiotomy syndrome, and pericardial/pleural effusion after cardiac surgery in 360 pts randomized to drug or placebo for 1 month postop. Colchicine reduced the incidence of post-pericardiotomy syndrome (20% vs 30%) but had no important effect on effusions or a-fi
Outcomes and Prosthesis Choice for Active Aortic Valve Infective Endocarditis: Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database
September 4, 2014
This study summarized data regarding valve use in over 1l,000 pts in the STS database who underwent aortic valve replacement for active endocarditis. Nearly 75% of pts had no prior cardiac surgery. Prior cardiac surgery was associated with a higher risk of root replacement (29.9% vs 7.2%), a higher rate of complications (68% vs 61%), and a substant
August 28, 2014
This video contains a brief case presentation and a step-by-step guide for tackling the problem of aortic root endocarditis.
July 1, 2014
Destruction of the intervalvular fibrosa (IVF) in infective endocarditis makes radical debridement followed by reconstruction of the IVF as the best treatment available for these patients. Authors describe their techniques in dealing with these extremely challenging cases, and show their results.
Surgery for infective endocarditis complicated by cerebral embolism: A consecutive series of 375 patients
June 16, 2014
The rate of cerebral embolism in patients with acute infective endocarditis (AIE) was about one quarter on CT scanning, with about one third having silent emboli. This had an adverse impact on survival. Haemorrhagic transformation was low. The authors indicate CT scanning should be routine for all patients with AIE.
March 26, 2014
This comprehensive review discusses evolving strategies for managing infective endocarditis and the mechanisms for how the most common and life-threatening complications occur.
January 30, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Carlos Mestres, Senior Staff Surgeon at the University of Barcelona, member of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis, and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. In this interview, Mr. Dunning and Dr. Mestres take an in-depth look at the treatment of endocarditis.