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You are here: Contents > 2006 > Volume 15 Number 3 May 2006 > TRICUSPID VALVE DISEASE > Cryopreserved Mitral Homograft in the Tricuspid Position for Infective Endocarditis: A Valve that can be Repaired in the Long Term (13 Years)

Cryopreserved Mitral Homograft in the Tricuspid Position for Infective Endocarditis: A Valve that can be Repaired in the Long Term (13 Years)

Carlos-A. Mestres1, Manuel Castellá1, Asunción Moreno2, J. Carlos Paré3, Ana del Rio2, Manuel Azqueta3, Claudio Fernández1, José M. Miró2, José L. Pomar1, and the Hospital Clínico Endocarditis Study Group

Departments of 1Cardiovascular Surgery, 2Infectious Diseases and 3Cardiology, Hospital Clinic-IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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.
The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2006;15:389-391

Cryopreserved Mitral Homograft in the Tricuspid Position for Infective Endocarditis: A Valve that can be Repaired in the Long Term (13 Years)

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