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Cryopreserved mitral homograft in the tricuspid position for infective endocarditis: a valve that can be repaired in the long-term (13 years).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16784077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Herein is reported the long-term repair of a cryopreserved mitral homograft in the tricuspid position. A 34-year-old HIV-infected patient underwent tricuspid valve replacement in 1991 with a cryopreserved mitral homograft because of infective endocarditis. Chronic tricuspid regurgitation secondary to repeated endocarditis led to reoperation 13 years later. Mitral valve repair was performed with a rigid ring as there was annular dilatation; the valve tissue was intact. One year later, transthoracic echocardiography showed no tricuspid regurgitation. The cryopreserved mitral homograft is a potentially repairable valve in the long-term.
Carlos-A Mestres; Manuel Castellá; Asunción Moreno; J Carlos Paré; Ana del Rio; Manuel Azqueta; Claudio Fernández; José M Miró; José L Pomar;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-20     Completed Date:  2006-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cryopreservation / methods*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / surgery*
HIV Infections / complications
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Transplantation, Homologous
Treatment Outcome
Tricuspid Valve / surgery*
Tuberculosis / complications

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