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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 3 May 2015 > TRICUSPID VALVE DISEASE > Tricuspid Valve Repair with Pericardial Tube Placement via a Right Minithoracotomy

Tricuspid Valve Repair with Pericardial Tube Placement via a Right Minithoracotomy

Christos G. Mihos1, Andres M. Pineda1, Orlando Santana1, Rama K. Krishna1, Joseph Lamelas2

1Division of Cardiology and 2Division of Cardiac Surgery, Columbia University at the Mount Sinai Heart Institute, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

The optimal surgical intervention for tricuspid valve endocarditis remains challenging in the setting of intravenous drug abuse. The situation is often complicated by aggressive bacterial pathogens, an increased risk of reinfection and reoperation, and poor long-term survival, despite a typically younger age at presentation. Herein, the case is presented of a 30-year-old female with infective endocarditis of the tricuspid valve secondary to

 

intravenous drug abuse. The patient underwent minimally invasive tricuspid valve reconstruction utilizing a bovine pericardial tricuspid tube. This is a viable alternative to conventional techniques, and may reduce the risk of reinfection and reoperation, maintain ventriculotricuspid integrity, provide structural support, and also be performed via a minimally invasive approach.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:338-341

Tricuspid Valve Repair with Pericardial Tube Placement via a Right Minithoracotomy

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