ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
AORTIC ROOT AND MITRAL VALVE REPLACEMENT WITH ANTIBIOTIC PRESERVED HOMOGRAFTS IN A PATIENT WITH NATIVE VALVE ENDOCARDITIS
Mustafa Güler, Kemal Uzun, Ercan Eren, Mehmet Erdem Toker, Erhan Kaya, Deniz Göksedef, Cevat Yakut
Koşuyolu Kalp Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
Homografts are the first choice in the surgical treatment of infective endocarditis, because they have a low reinfection ratio and perfect functional and hemodynamic results. However because they are difficult to obtain, they are not commonly used in our country. We used antibiotic-preserved aortic and pulmonary homografts for aortic root replacement and mitral valve replacement respectively in the patient with native valve endocarditis. The implantation of the pulmonary homograft for mitral position is a new and recently popular technique and it is continuing to advance. This technique which we used in this case can contribute to this evolving process.
Keywords : Infective endocarditis, pulmonary homograft, MVR
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