Surgical repair of mitral and tricuspid valves after cardiac transplantation

Masaharu Yoshikawa, Shirou Tomari, Akihiko Usui, Yuichi Ueda

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Abstract

A 43-year-old man underwent mitral valve repair for mitral valve insufficiency due to infective endocarditis, and tricuspid valve repair for iatrogenic chordal rupture due to multiple endomyocardial biopsies after orthotopic cardiac transplantation. Valve repair using no artificial material is feasible, instead of valve replacement, to decrease the risk of recurrent infective endocarditis and enable further biopsies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-296
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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