Repair of infected mitral valves: what have we learned?

Yu Ning Hu, Song Wan

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Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with high mortality and morbidity and requires surgical intervention in about half of all patients. Mitral valve repair (MVrep) is reported to achieve better results than mitral valve replacement because the insertion of a prosthesis during active infection is avoided. However, MVrep in active IE is complicated and no definitive guidelines have been compiled. The current study reviews the literature from 2000 to 2016 and summarizes the surgical details of MVrep for IE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-908
Number of pages10
JournalSurgery Today
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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