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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2012 June;53(3):401-3

Copyright © 2012 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

MitroFast® annuloplasty ring for complete posterior mitral leaflet destruction: a novel approach in active endocarditis

Peng E. W. K. 1, 2, Mccann G. P. 3, Chin D. 3, Galiñanes M. 1, 4

1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK; 2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, UK;; 3 Department of Cardiology, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester Leicester, UK; 4 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Reparative Cardiac Therapy, Area del Cor i Institut de Reserca, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona Autonomous University, Barcelona, Spain


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We report the successful use of MitroFast® annuloplasty ring in the setting of active endocarditis to preserve the native valve mechanism despite complete posterior leaflet destruction. This patient remained well at 20 month follow-up after her surgery.

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